LAC - Lugano Art and Culture
www.lugano.ch/lac LAC will be a cultural centre devoted to the artistic production and to the meeting between the arts whose mission is to promote the understanding and the interest in the Visual Arts, music, performing arts and other artistic events in it are hosted in an effort to attract and develop an extended and international public
Rendering del LAC - Copyright Infografico - Virtual Dimensions, Breganzona
The LAC aims to become a cultural reference centre in the heart of the audience and one of the main driving forces for the development of the City and of the Region. The LAC wants to help strengthen the identity of Lugano as a cultural crossroads between Northern and Southern Europe. LAC will work also thanks to close cooperation of institutions, companies and individuals.
Designed by the architect Ivano Gianola as a result of an international competition, the LAC - whose opening is scheduled in 2015 - will redesign and give new content to a wide and prestigious area of the City for years in derelict state. Placed on the lakeside Riva Caccia, the building will be surrounded by two natural elements, the lake and the park behind the building, and to east by via Nassa that introduces the historical core of the City.
The LAC will be provided with a theater and concert Hall of 1000 seats capable of accommodating all kinds of entertainment, of museum spaces for temporary exhibitions and for the Museum's collection of art, of a studio theater and of several multipurpose halls. The square will be the largest of Lugano; under the square was created a new underground car park at the disposal of the City, enriched by three permanent installations, works by the ticinese artist Felice Varini.
The main cultural activities at LAC will be handled for the art by a foundation that is in the works, from the Lugano Festival Foundation (classic music) and from LuganoInScena (performing arts). In addition, the LAC will host regularly concerts by the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland and of the Choir of Radiotelevision of Switzerland, as well as the performances of the Company Finzi Pasca. Already today, the Space -1 of the nearby Central Park hosts the Collection Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati, dedicated to the contemporary art.