Kunsthaus Bregenz is an internationally active institute for the presentation of outstanding contemporary art. Thanks to its ambitious exhibition program and its unique architecture, the Kunsthaus is also internationally renowned amongst aficionados of art and architecture. It was designed by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor on behalf of the Austrian Federal State of Vorarlberg and was constructed between 1990 and 1997. Peter Zumthor won the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 1998 for the Kunsthaus. In 2009, he was honored with the Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious award for architects.