Valerio Olgiati

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Valerio Olgiati (born 18 July 1958 in Chur) is an internationally active Swiss architect.

Biography[edit]

Valerio Olgiati studied architecture until 1986 at ETH Zürich. Having lived and worked first in Zurich and later in Los Angeles for some years with Frank Escher, in 1996 he opened his own practice in Zurich and in 2008 in Flims. As a guest professor he taught at ETH Zürich, at Architectural Association School of Architecture London and at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Since 2002 he has been a full professor at the Accademia di architettura Mendrisio at the Università della Svizzera italiana. From fall 2009 he holds the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard University, Cambridge, United States.

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Principal works[edit]

  • 1991 Master Plan Cuncas, Sils i.E.
  • 1991 House Kucher, Rottenburg a. N., Germany
  • 1994 Master Plan for the Reconstruction of the Souk in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1995 Korean American Museum of Art and Colture (KOMA), Los Angeles, United States
  • 1998 Lake Cauma Project, Flims
  • 1998 School Building Paspels, Paspels
  • 1999 Residence Sari d'Orcino, Korsika, France
  • 1999 Museum The Yellow House, Flims
  • 2002 Visiting Center Swiss National Park, Zernez
  • 2003 Projection Room Gornergrat, Zermatt
  • 2003 Lucerne University, Luzern
  • 2004 National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2004 Learning Center EPFL, Lausanne
  • 2005 Residential Building Ardia Palace, Tirana, Albania
  • 2005 House K+N, Wollerau
  • 2006 Office of Valerio Olgiati, Flims
  • 2007 Residential Building, Zug
  • 2007 Atelier Bardill, Scharans
  • 2007 Cantina Carnasciale, Mercatale Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy
  • 2008 PermMUseumXXI, Perm, Russia
  • 2008 Winery Schlossgut Hohenbeilstein, Germany

Awards and distinctions[edit]

  • 1993 Award of the German Architectural Prize for the House Kucher, Rottenburg a/N, Germany
  • 1994 Eidgenössisches Kunststipendium, Switzerland
  • 1995 Eidgenössischer Preis für freie Kunst (with Frank Escher), Switzerland
  • 1995 Award for the House Kucher, Rottenburg a/N, Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1998 Award "Bester Bau 1998 in der Schweiz", Bronze Rabbit, Schweizer Fernsehen "10 vor 10", for the School in Paspels, Switzerland
  • 1999 Award "Bester Bau 1999 in der Schweiz", Golden Rabbit, Schweizer Fernsehen "10 vor 10", for The Yellow House in Flims, Switzerland
  • 1999 International Architectural Prize "Neues Bauen in den Alpen", Sexten-Kultur, Award for the School in Paspels, Italy
  • 2001 Award "Gute Bauten Kanton Graubünden" for School in Paspels and The Yellow House in Flims, Switzerland
  • 2001 Architectural Concrete Prize for the School in Paspels, Switzerland
  • 2006 International Architectural Prize "Neues Bauen in den Alpen", Sexten-Kultur, Award for The Yellow House in Flims, Italy
  • 2007 Award "Bester Bau 2007 in der Schweiz", Bronze Rabbit, Schweizer Fernsehen 10vor10, for the Atelier Bardill in Scharans, Switzerland
  • 2008 Award "Bester Bau 2008 in der Schweiz", Golden Rabbit, Schweizer Fernsehen 10vor10, for the Visiting Center Swiss National Park in Zernez, Switzerland
  • 2009 Honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London
  • 2009 Architectural Concrete Prize for the House K+N, the Visiting Center Swiss National Park, the Atelier Bardill, Switzerland
  • 2010 Award "Bester Bau 2010 in der Schweiz", Bronze Rabbit, Hochparterre, for the Parliament Entrance in Chur, Switzerland

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