LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Lugano, Switzerland

The new cultural centre of the city of Lugano. Building.


LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is a new cultural centre of the city of Lugano dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts. The centre includes a museum, a theatre and concert hall and parking facilities.

  • Museum: Construction of large span slabs. All the elements will be made of prestressed concrete. During the realization phases, a different solution has been used (metallic frame).
  • Hall: four load-bearing columns in the corners, roof with unidirectional prestressed concrete beams. Glass facades.
  • Theatre: Carved out of the mountain in the North-West corner, it comprises reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures. The roofs of the auditorium and the scenic tower are made with steel trusses and prefabricated prestressed concrete slabs.
  • Garage: Base plate with increased thickness underneath the columns. Reinforced concrete floor slabs.

Technical data

Main building sections:

  • Garage 42’000 m3
  • Hall 11' 000 m3
  • Museum 40’000 m3
  • Theatre 70’000 m3
  • Multipurpose room 2’000 m3
  • Theatre studio 3’000 m3


CHF 130'000’000




Dicastero del Territorio, Città di Lugano, Lugano (CH)


  • Site Management (support to the Client during the construction)
  • Control/Supervision of civil engineers’ services during the building construction

Date: 25.01.2019