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15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
28 May - 27 Nov 2016
Events
20 Oct 2016 until 22 Oct 2016
«Salon Suisse» Three

The third Salon (20 to 22 October) entitled «Let’s dig» explores «underground architecture», an ancient type of construction. Reinterpreting troglodytic devices within contemporary architecture is still a challenge, but might provide a solution for energy expenses. Architect and pioneer in the field Peter Vetsch (Zurich) will visit the «Salon Suisse», Mahnaz Ashrafi (Iran) will speak about the Iranian plateau, one of the richest concentration of troglodytic dwellings, and priest and scholar Maximous El-Antony will tell the public about a Coptic complex of churches and worship places in the mountain of Mukkatam (Egypt).

For the duration of the series of events, the «Salon Suisse» is open three days a week, on Thursday to Saturday from 7.00pm. Please find more information about the «Salon Suisse» program in the official booklet.