Info and contacts

Opening hours

Swiss Architectural Award 2020

April 2 - December 24, 2021



"Architecture which Teaches" and "Project and Prophecy. The Future according to Architects"

May 13 - December 24, 2021


Opening hours:

  • Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri   


  • Sat / Sun



Special openings:

  • Thursday 13 May 14.00-18.00
  • Thursday 3 June 14.00-18.00
  • Wednesday 8 December 14.00-18.00



  • Tuesday 29 June 
  • from Monday 19 July to Monday 23 August


Due to Covid-19 the number of visitors is limited according to the current ordinances.



Swiss Architectural Award 2020:

Free admission


"Architecture which Teaches" and "Project and Prophecy. The Future according to Architects":

Free admission


Guided tours for groups. Maximum 25 persons. 

150.- in italian

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

Reservation is required at

Campus di Mendrisio

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: