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Pro Helvetia opens its doors to the public in Zurich

The Haus zum Lindengarten in Zurich is where the head office of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is located. The building has recently been renovated and refurbished on behalf of the city of Zurich. To mark the reopening of its offices, Pro Helvetia is inviting all interested parties to an open house on 6 December, offering insights into the renovated building and into the Arts Council’s domestic and international activities.   

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has a mandate from the Swiss Confederation to promote contemporary Swiss arts and culture at home and abroad. For 80 years, Pro Helvetia’s head office has been located in the Haus zum Lindengarten at Hirschengraben 22 in the heart of Zurich. As owner of the premises, the city recently commissioned a renovation of the heritage-protected building, the oldest part of which dates back to the year 1725. The building has been redesigned in such a way that it now houses all the Arts Council’s work places. This ensures Pro Helvetia’s long-term presence at the location, which is what both the Arts Council and the city of Zurich aimed for.

To mark the reopening of its premises, Pro Helvetia is organising an open house on 6 December. After a ceremonial hand-over of keys, the architect team responsible for the refurbishment will offer guided tours through the building. Interested parties will also be given insights into the Arts Council’s wide range of promotional activities. These cover the disciplines of visual arts, literature, music, dance & theatre and design & interactive media. The programme also features information on the work carried out by the Arts Council’s offices abroad and a debate on topics from the field of innovation & society.

Information on Pro Helvetia’s open house:

When: 2 pm to 8 pm
What: Festive hand-over of keys with speeches, followed by the open house with guided tours by the architects involved and insights into the activities of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Where: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Hirschengraben 22, 8024 Zurich
Programme: https://prohelvetia.ch/en/dossier/open-house/

Gli operatori dei media sono cordialmente invitati ad assistere e dare visibilità all’evento.

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the event or to announce it.

Picture material:
GIF open day and images of Haus zum Lindengarten

Media information:


On the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and on the open house:

Lisa Stadler
Media and Communication
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
+41 44 267 71 51

On Haus zum Lindengarten and its refurbishment:

Kuno Gurtner
City of Zurich Property Management
+41 44 412 52 92


Zurich, 26 November 2019

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