Info and contacts


Opening hours

TAM is currently closed.


Tickets for the Exhibition

  • Full price: CHF/Euro 10.-
  • Reduced: CHF/Euro 7.- (Students with card, FAI Italy, FAI Swiss, OTIA, AHV/IV, groups)
  • Free entrance: Students, USI-SUPSI collaborators and teachers, Friends of the Academy of Architecture, anyone under the age of 18, and all pupils at schools in the Canton Ticino.


Guided tours for groups. Maximum 25 persons. 

100.- in italian

150.- in other languages (English, French, German)

Reservation is required at [email protected]

Campus di Mendrisio

  1. Villa Argentina
  2. Palazzo Turconi (Atelier 1° anno / Nuova Biblioteca)
  3. Palazzo Canavée
  4. Teatro dell'architettura
  5. Osteria Vignetta
  6. Depandance (Istituto ISUP)
  7. Istituto ISA
  8. Archivio del Moderno (Balerna, ex dogana)

How to reach us

The Teatro dell’architettura is situated in the centre of Mendrisio, Campus USI, between Palazzo Turconi and Mendrisio Beata Vergine Regional Hospital (OBV). Google maps

By public transport:

  • Mendrisio can be reached in 1 hour and 15 minutes from Milan Malpensa airport (Terminals 1 and 2) via the FFS S50 railway line (departure every hour)
  • Mendrisio can be reached in 20 minutes from the Lugano FFS station via the FFS S10 railway line (departure every 30 minutes)
  • The Teatro dell’architettura can be reached by foot in 7 minute from Mendrisio FFS Station
  • The Teatro dell’architettura can be reached in 3 minutes with Line 2 - stop Ospedale (OBV) - of the Autolinea Mendrisiense (departure every 30 minutes from the Mendrisio FFS station)

By car: the Teatro dell’architettura it's just 3 minute from the exit ‘Mendrisio’ of higway A2. We recommend using the following car parking:

  • Car park Palazzo Canavée-USI, viale Canavée, Mendrisio
  • Car park OBV, via Alfonso Turconi 23, Mendrisio

Hotel near Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio:

  • Hotel Milano 3*
  • Hotel Coronado 4*
  • Hotel Morgana 3*

The Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio is partially accessible to people with disabilities, we kindly ask you to announce yourself before your visit. Tel.: +41 58 666 5867 - E-mail: [email protected]