Swiss Architecture

San Giovanni Battista Church facade
Cultural Architecture, Residential

San Giovanni Battista Church in Switzerland / Mario Botta

In 1986, an avalanche hit the small Swiss village of Mogno, flattening the hamlet’s seventeenth-century church. Architect Mario Botta was commissioned to design the new San Giovanni Battista church on the site. Although the new sacred space preserves the relatively modest dimensions, it introduces a new image and a new language. The language conveys a contemporary dimension, mediated by an…

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Cultural Architecture, Swiss Architecture

Natural History Museum and State Archives / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

The new building for the Natural History Museum of Basel and the State Archives of Basel-Stadt wants to become a new urban landmark. Estudio Barozzi Veiga entry for the International competition awarded with the Fifth Prize. Barozzi Veiga Museum proposal technical information Architects: Estudio Barozzi Veiga Location: Basel, Switzerland Architect in Charge: Fabrizio Barozzi , Alberto Veiga Project Year: 2015

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