MZCH TALKS #8
The Mazzocchioo team is honored to invite you to the eight edition of Mazzochioo Talks where we will be joined by Valerio Olgiati. The event will take place at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest on the 19th of October at 7:00 PM, local time.
Access to the event will be conditioned by preregistrating trough the form below. All preregistered participants will have access until 18:30 PM. Afterwards the access will be free until all the available seats have been filled.
Valerio Olgiati studied architecture at ETH Zurich. He lived and worked first in Zurich and later in Los Angeles for some years. In 1996 he opened his practice in Zurich, then in 2008, together with his wife Tamara in Flims. The first time he received attention outside the architectural scene was in 1999 with the museum The Yellow House in Flims, Switzerland. He created an icon with his 2008 winning competition for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Perm, Russia.
His most important buildings include the schoolhouse in Paspels, the House for a Musician in Scharans, the residential complex Schleife in Zug, and Villa Além in Alentejo. Significant projects in planning or under construction are the winery for Carnasciale in Italy, the high-rise building San Felipe in Lima, a house for a priest in Bavaria, and a building for the headquarter of Baloise insurance company in Basel.
Numerous monographs about his work have been translated into many different languages. The major solo exhibition of his career took place in 2012 at the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art.
Among other academic engagements, he held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Harvard GSD in 2009. Since 2002 he has been a Full Professor at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.
The event is organized with the support of Romanian Chamber of Architects trough the Architectural Stamp and of the Bucharest Architecture Annual 2022, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first edition.