April 1, 2021 - Academy of Architecture at USI Mendrisio - Swiss Architectural Award 2020
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April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Academy of Architecture at USI Mendrisio

Bruther, Cultural and Sports Centre Saint-Blaise, Paris, 2010–14. © Photo Enrico Cano, 2021.

Bruther, New Generation Research Centre, Caen, France, 2013–15. © Photo Enrico Cano, 2021.

Bruther, Residence for researchers “Maison Julie-Victoire Daubié”, Paris, 2014–18. © Photo Enrico Cano, 2021.

Bruther: Alexandre Theriot and Stéphanie Bru. © Photo: Marvin Leuvrey.

Swiss Architectural Award 2020
April 2–December 24, 2021

Academy of Architecture at USI Mendrisio
Via Turconi 25
Teatro dell'architettura
6850 Mendrisio, Canton Ticino
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–6pm

T +41 58 666 58 67


The Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio presents the exhibition of the projects selected for the Swiss Architectural Award 2020.

The exhibition, organized by the Academy of Architecture of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Mendrisio, shows the works of the 33 candidates from 19 different countries, with a special focus on the Paris based office Bruther, winner of the seventh edition. More information here.

Promoted since 2019 by the Fondazione Teatro dell’architettura, the Award has involved the three Swiss Schools of Architecture in his judging panel for the first time (USI—Academy of Architecture, Mendrisio; EPFL-ENAC, School  of Architecture, Lausanne; ETH Zurich Departement of Architecture). The Swiss Architectural Award recognizes outstanding architecture sensitive to contemporary ethical, aesthetic and ecological issues and also aims at the same time to promote public debate on these important topics. 

The Award is given to architects of any nationality, up to 50 years old, who have completed at least three significant works in relation to the aims of the Award.

Founded in 2007 in Paris by Stéphanie Bru (1973) and Alexandre Theriot (1972), Bruther works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urbanism and landscape. According to the winner “...our projects suggest a delicate balance between strategy and form, rigour and freedom, specific and generic, immediacy and evolutivity…and stand for open infrastructures that fit an abundance of context possibilities and a wide malleability of uses...”.

Visit the website of the Paris based studio.

The catalog of the exhibition, in Italian and English, is published by Mendrisio Academy Press and Silvana Editoriale and edited by Nicola Navone.

For all the information on all the editions of the Award, please refer to swissarchitecturalaward.com

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