Setting the tone of the responses were quotes like these:
"Last night's talk was simply fantastic... To find that Zumthor is a man with the modesty, compassion, sense of humour and cultural depth displayed last night was huge bonus!"
- Gerry Rihs in Sydney
"The Peter Zumthor lecture was great, really great. He is an inspirational speaker and you guys did very well in bringing him here."
- Warwick Mihaly in Melbourne