Cinema Hall of Locarno Film Festival Proposal / Mauro Turin Architectes

  • 15 Mar 2013
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The design of the future Cinema Hall of Film Festival by Mauro Turin Architectes was inspired by a strong urban vision. The main goal of the project therefore resulted in the will to create a building that is at the same time unique and harmonious, which refuses to be a stand-alone project by participating actively to the landscape of the city of Locarno. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Based on its surrounding context, the Cinema Hall project is characterized by the development of a building that creates, due to its precise position, a link between old and new urban fabric, an articulation between the multiple mobility flows thanks to its different ways and places and a symbolic confluence point.

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Indeed, a strong and elegant volume is erected on a base that acts like a pedestrian link and frames two public places. The coherence of its insertion in the city, the fluidity and transparency at the level of the streets and its strong presence in the urban landscape are among the main assets of the project.

Architects: Mauro Turin Architectes
Location: Locarno,
Team: Mauro Turin, Inigo Oregui, Martine Laprise, Magdalena Lewczyk
Client: Locarno City
Type: Leisure
Status: International architecture competition
Gross Floor Area: 9000m2
Year: 2012

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Cinema Hall of Locarno Film Festival Proposal / Mauro Turin Architectes" 15 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>