LAC - Lugano Art and Culture
LAC will be a cultural centre devoted to artistic production and the meeting between the arts whose mission is to promote understanding and interest in the Visual Arts, music, performing arts and other artistic events in it are hosted in an effort to attract and educate a wider public and internationally.
Rendering del LAC - Copyright Infografico - Virtual Dimensions, Breganzona
The LAC aspires to become a cultural reference centre in the heart of the public and one of the main drivers for the development of the city and region. It 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 architect Ivano Gianola following an international competition, the LAC-whose opening is scheduled in 2015-repaints and give new content to a wide and prestigious area of the city for years in a State of abandonment. Lakeside place Riva Caccia, the building will be surrounded by two natural elements, the Lake and the park behind him, and to the East by via Nassa that introduces the historical core of the city.
LAC will have a theatrical and Concert Hall of 1000 seats capable of accommodating all kinds of entertainment, Museum spaces for temporary exhibitions and the Museum's collection of art, a studio theatre and several multipurpose rooms. The square will be the largest in the city.
The main cultural activities at LAC will be handled by the Museum of Art Foundation, Lugano (Visual Arts), from the Lugano Festival Foundation (classical music) and LuganoInScena (performing arts). In addition, LAC will host regular concerts by the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland and del Coro della Radiotelevisione, 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 contemporary art.