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Swiss Pavilion in Venice
Architecture Biennale

Competition for Architecture Biennale 2023

The Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the most prominent platforms for architecture and urban planning worldwide. Its 18th edition is due to start in May 2023. For the third time, Pro Helvetia plans to choose the Swiss contribution by means of a competition. Eligible for participation are architects and interdisciplinary teams operating in the …

29.06.2021
Swiss Pavilion in Venice
Architecture Biennale

Competition for Swiss Pavilion 2020

The Venice Architecture Biennale is considered one of the most respected platforms for architecture and urban design worldwide. In light of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition due to open in 2020, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has launched its second general competition for the exhibition project at the Swiss Pavilion. This year, 51 dossiers …

02.11.2018
Architecture Biennale

Freespace – Switzerland at the Biennale

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition takes place in Venice from 26 May to 25 November 2018 (Preview 24 and 25 May 2018) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition entitled «FREESPACE» is curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Swiss Pavilion The Swiss …

22.05.2018
Architecture Biennale

Salon Suisse 2018

This year’s «Salon Suisse» will present «En marge de l’architecture: Encounters beyond the discipline» by architectural historian Marcel Bächtiger, cultural theorist Tim Kammasch, and architect Stanislas Zimmermann with the support of local Salonnière Laura Tinti. The events will tackle the importance of the disciplines bordering architecture, such as art, film, literature, urbanism, philosophy. Using the …

28.03.2018
Ani Vihervaara, Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor & Matthew van der Ploeg. © KEYSTONE/Christian Beutler
Architecture Biennale

Svizzera 240: House Tour

The Swiss contribution to the Architecture Biennale is considered one of the most important initiatives in the field of contemporary culture and building construction. For the first time this year, Pro Helvetia selected a project based on an open call of 81 architectural submissions. Pro Helvetia and SIA will present and discuss «Svizzera 240: House …

20.03.2018
Inauguration Salon Suisse 2016
Venice Biennale

Towards responsible architecture

« L’Enfer du béton armé » by Hassan Fathy, performed at the opening of the Salon Suisse. ©Rachele Maistrello « Wake up ! » Until the end of the Architecture Biennale of Venice, the Salon Suisse is hosting the meetings organised by Leïla el-Wakil. The architect and art historian calls for greater awareness: Is there …

18.10.2016