In the building that hosts the Foundation, art and architecture come together to create an evocative place. The geographical position, the lush natural context combined with the choice of materials and the intervention of international artists, make it unique.
The project is by the architect Walter Angonese, with the help of his colleague Andrea Marastoni; together, they shape into reality the idea of the client. Their vision is to create a building in which the museum and the domestic dimension can coexist, so that visitors feel welcome. The rock is excavated to make space for the rooms that will become exhibition halls, offices and library, together with the spaces for private use. The porphyry extracted from the mountain is grinded, worked so that it returns, modified, to its original location, in the form of concrete. Tombak, raw oak wood and large windows complete the building giving it a contemporary yet warm character. The exhibition rooms are designed as large open spaces, where works of art of any shape and size find the right place to breathe.
Artists called upon to create site-specific works participate in its construction, such as the Americans Robert Barry – who designs a huge lettering for the library’s windows – and Dan Graham, who designs a large pavilion for the Foundation’s garden.
This architecture thus becomes a meeting place for anyone interested in contemporary art.