The evening started with a screening of Mario Botta. The Space Beyond [UK Premiere] in the Jarvis Hall. After the film screening, Mr. Botta engaged in conversation with renown British architect Nigel Coates, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
This screening event was produced in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects – RIBA and generously supported by the Swiss Embassy in London and the London Festival of Architecture 2019.
RIBA, The Jarvis Hall, Tuesday 25th June 2019
MARIO BOTTA: THE SPACE BEYOND
A film by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè
Co-directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè, Mario Botta. The Space Beyond is a rare and artistic journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta.
The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and his reflections on the contradictions of society through sacred spaces. At 75, Botta is one of the few architects who has designed places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After designing many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now designing a mosque in China.
Through his thoughts and interactions with artists, clients and family members, who take the audience from Switzerland to Italy, from Israel to China and South Korea, this film provides a glimpse of the person behind the architect.
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