San Caro alle Quattro Fontane, Lago di Lugano. ph. Pino Musi
Tuesday 13 November 2018 ore 18:00 - 19:30


MAXXI Auditorium – entrance € 5 – SOLD OUT
Entrance to 4 lectures
 – free for myMAXXI cardholders, with opportunity to book a seat for the first 10 people by writing to and for architects on the professional register*.
Live streaming on JACK Contemporary Arts TV

A series of lectures to celebrate Francesco Borromini 350 years after his death.

Four events with some of the main figures in national and international contemporary architecture to investigate the modernity of Borromini’s thought and work, whose construction and stylistic features have influenced the development of European architecture to the present day.

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Lugano
In the third lecture Mario Botta will recount the project to celebrate the fourth centenary of Borromini’s birth: in 1999 the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio promoted the building of a wooden cross-section of a masterpiece from his youth, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, on Lake Lugano: a perfect example of a new work being integrated into the historic fabric of the city. It was a way to celebrate his architectural genius and pay a debt of gratitude towards the emigration of architects and builders that left the country to travel across five continents.

We can hold a maximum of 100 free seats for architects registered on the ’Ordine degli Architetti di Roma’ (Professional Register of Architects in Rome), with whom MAXXI has activated a partnership. The registration and booking can only be done via the Register’s website under the section ‘Formazione’. For credited architects, there will be a dedicated desk for registration and picking up entry vouchers. Attendance to the conference will entitle architects to 2 professional credits.

**Arch. Arata Isozaki has unexpectedly been prevented from attending the second appointment on 28 September 2018 and it has had to be cancelled. For information regarding reimbursements please 06.3201954 or write to Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience