Valerio Olgiati: Swiss Architect

Valerio Olgiati, Swiss Architect, Buildings in Switzerland, Chur Design Studio, Architecture Office

Valerio Olgiati Architect

Contemporary Swiss Architects Practice – design studio based in Chur, Switzerland

Valerio Olgiati News

Latest Building Addition by this Swiss architects office:

Auditorium Plantahof, Landquart, Switzerland
Auditorium Plantahof
photo © Javier Miguel Verme
Plantahof Auditorium – 3 Apr 2012
The placement of the new auditorium creates a new central square within the overall structure of the Plantahof agriculture school. The high façade holds together the new piazza. The inner space of the auditorium lies in half-light. Two windows facing each other define the inner space and allow for a view from the new piazza towards the axis of the Prättigau valley.

Valerio Olgiati Exhibition

Valerio Olgiati
Dates: 2011.11.1 – 2012.1.15
The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Exhibition:
Valerio Olgiati
photograph © MOMAT

– First solo exhibition of an architect in the MOMA Tokyo.
– The world’s most famous architectural magazine “El Croquis” is featuring this Swiss architect in the latest issue.
– Some displayed models were shown at the International Architectural Biennale in Venice curated by Kazuyo Sejima.
– A catalog is published for the exhibition: “Valerio Olgiati in Museums”.
– Special evening lecture by the architect.

The architect:
Valerio Olgiati
photograph © Alberto Venzago

Further Information re Valerio Olgiati Tokyo Exhibition:

Exhibition title:

2011.11.1 (Tue) – 2012.1.15 (Sun)

Opening hours:
10:00 – 17:00 (Fri 10:00 – 20:00) *Last admission 30 min. before closing.

Mondays (except January 2 and 9, 2012), New Year (December 28, 2011 – January 1 and 10, 2012)

The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) ETH Zurich

Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia

The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Gallery 4 (2nd floor)

The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Kitanomaru-koen 3-1, Chiyoda-ku, 102-8322 Tokyo

Adult ¥420 / Student (college/university) ¥130
Children under 18 and Senior 65 and over, Campus Members, MOMAT passport holder are free.
Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
Free admission on National Cultural Day 2011.11.03 (Thu)

Lecture by the architect “75 minutes” with simultaneous translation 2011.11.1 (Tue) 19:00 – 20:15 Auditorium F1
Applications for the lecture by email at or by postcard, deadline 2011.10.19 12:00 pm
*Only one application per person

Curator Kenjiro Hosaka‘s talk at the gallery (no applications necessary)
2011.11.5 (Sat) 14:00 – 15:00; 2011.11.11 (Fri) 18:00 – 19:00
2011.12.9 (Fri) 18:00 – 19:00; 2012.1.6 (Fri) 18:00 – 19:00

Valerio Olgiati – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by architect Valerio Olgiati, alphabetical:

Atelier Bardill, Scharans, Switzerland
Date built: 2007
Valerio Olgiati house
photo © Archive Olgiati
Valerio Olgiati : Swiss house

House K+N, Wollerau, Zurich, Switzerland

House Kucher, Rottenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Paspels school, Switzerland
Date built: 1998
Paspels school
photo © Archive Olgiati
Valerio Olgiati : Swiss school
Building published in Detail magazine 2001

Venice Biennale, Italy
Date built: 2010
Venice Biennale Valerio Olgiati
photograph © Adrian Welch
Venice Biennale Arsenale Pavilion

Yellow House, Flims, Grisons, Switzerland

Das Gelbe Haus
photo © Archive Olgiati
Valerio Olgiati : Swiss house

More architecture projects by this Swiss architecture firm online soon

Location:Chur, Switzerland