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Giraudi & Wettstein Antonio Ortiz

Giraudi & Wettstein

Antonio Ortiz

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9788887469356
Paperback
48 pages
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The Giraudi and Wettstein architectural practice was opened in Lugano in 1995 by the architects Sandra Giraudi (1962) and Felix Wettstein (1962). It has made a name for itself in recent years with two important projects: the Basle railway stationMoreThe Giraudi and Wettstein architectural practice was opened in Lugano in 1995 by the architects Sandra Giraudi (1962) and Felix Wettstein (1962). It has made a name for itself in recent years with two important projects: the Basle railway station extension (1996-2003), executed in collaboration with Antonio Cruiz and Antonio Ortiz, and the Computer Laboratories of the Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (1998-2002). The borgovico 33 exhibition presents eight projects by Giraudi and Wettstein in a minimal exhibition design, specially conceived for the location. A table in the centre of the main Church space greets visitors and invites them to sit on the stools placed along it, each bearing the name of a project. The table is covered with a large canvas, on which the eight projects are printed, and has some models arranged in the centre of the table. Eight spotlights point one at each project, illuminating the half-darkened environment. Resembling a laid table and surrounded by stools, it conjures up the architects worktop but also moments of encounter and conviviality: the table as a place of discussion, the dinner table...The presentation of the project is completed with a projection on a loop.