The Casa dell’Architettura hosts a cycle of conferences entitled Contemporary Architecture in Switzerland. The new museums and cultural centers, and the exhibition Architecture in Switzerland. A dialogue between history and the contemporary.

The initiative of the Swiss Embassy in Italy and the Casa dell’Architettura is promoted by the Board of Advisors of the Casa dell’Architettura, the Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Roma e provincia, Roma Capitale, and curated by the architect Arianna Callocchia.

The cycle of conferences covers the most significant culture and museum projects made in Switzerland in 2015 and 2016 and projects now under construction, slated to open in 2019-20.

The protagonists are the designers and the museum directors and curators.

In particular:

– Tuesday 11 October at 14.30LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura by Ivano Gianola.

The first conference, with the participation of the Alderman of Culture of the City of Rome Luca Bergamo, is conducted by the architect Caterina Frisone of Studio Ivano Gianola.

After the welcome by Alfonso Giancotti, President of Casa dell’Architettura, Alessandro Ridolfi, President of Ordine Architetti P.P.C. di Roma e provincia, Giancarlo Kessler, Swiss Ambassador in Italy, Ugo Soragni, General Director of Museums for MiBACT – the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities and Tourism – the architect and curator Arianna Callocchia will introduce the initiative. With contributions by Michel Gagnon, General Director of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Marco Franciolli, Director of the Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Antonella Romano, Department of History, Design and Restoration of Architecture, University of Rome.

– Tuesday 25 October at 14.30 – the addition to the National Museum in Zurich and the new Kunstmuseum Basel by Christ&Gantenbein.

– Tuesday 8 November at 14.30 – the Grisons Museum of Fine Arts Chur and the mcb-a (Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts) by Barozzi/Veiga, part of the Plateforme10 project in Lausanne.


With the support of:

Dipartimento Federale degli Affari Esteri | Presenza Svizzera


Gruppo Geberit:  Geberit and Pozzi-Ginori


Free of charge. For schedule see