Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG
Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG

La Congiunta, Giornico (Ticino)

The museum designed by Peter Märkli and Stefan Bellwalder and completed in 1992 is seen as an ‹architectonic approach to art›. The building was specifically constructed to present around 30 of Josephsohn's sculptures. The means with which Märkli and Bellwalder staged the dialogue between architecture and the artworks are elemental: spatial proportions, the distribution of light, and the surface of the raw concrete walls.
Since 1995 at the latest, when the ‹Congiunta› on the edge of the village of Giornico was recognized with a prize in the competition ‹Neues Bauen in den Alpen› (New Construction in the Alps), this building has belonged to the most important positions in Swiss museum architecture.

The key to the building ‹La Congiunta› can be obtained in the ‹Osteria› on the main street of the center of the village of Giornico.

Osteria Giornico
6745 Giornico/Tessin
T + 41 91 864 22 15

The Osteria opens from Monday to Saturday at 8 a.m., on Sunday at 9 a.m.

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Press articles about ‹La Congiunta›

November 2012
Charlotte Edwards
Pilgrim's Way
The World of Interiors

8th Oktober 2011
The World's Best Secret Art Galleries - Hans Ulrich Obrist
The Independent Magazine