The Post-War Period in Conversation: Aurelio Galfetti (13.4.2010)

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Aurelio Galfetti (b.1936) is regarded as a one of the main exponents of Ticino architecture of the 20th century. From 1954 to 1960 he studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and in 1960 he opened his own architect’s office in Lugano. From 1962 to 1970 he worked in a joint office with Flora Ruchat and Ivo Trümpy, and from 1970 to 1978 on various projects together with Livio Vacchini, Luigi Snozzi, Rino Tami and Mario Botta. In 1984 he was visiting professor at the EPF Lausanne and 1987 at the UP8 in Paris. In 1996, together with Mario Botta, Galfetti founded the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, whose director he was from 1996 to 2001. His major works include the single family dwelling Rotalinti (Bellinzona, 1960–1961), the open-air swimming pool in Bellinzona (1967–1970), the central post office in Bellinzona (1977–1985); the restoration of Burg Castelgrande (Bellinzona, 1981–1991) and the office and commercial building Ulysses (Lausanne, 1991–1994).


Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder