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This exhibition was curated and produced for the second edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. It presented buildings from the Novartis Campus in Basel designed by Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Peter Märkli. The display attempted to convey the atmosphere of this pharmaceutical corporation, as well as its impact on the work of the three architects. Aluminum models of their buildings, specially commissioned for the show, were placed on a podium similar to the altarpiece of a small basilica. Besides steel panels with technical drawings and two sets of framed photographs of the buildings, the space was left empty. Presented as a metaphor for Switzerland, Novartis Campus and its “marvelous possessions” disclose a place of power, money, and architecture.

Date: 2010 | Location: Lisbon, Portugal | Client: Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa | Architecture: Patrícia Barbas, Diogo  Lopes
Collaborators: Alexander Phan, Luca Martinucci, Tânia Roque | Contractor: Urbanos | Models: Álvaro Negrello
Photography: DMF | Area: 100 m2 | Budget: 32.000 €
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