The striking architectural structure, which overlooks the lake, will provide space for a rich programme of exhibitions, events, musical events and theatre and dance performances, along with a variety of cultural initiatives and a packed programme of activities for young people and families.
LAC will be home to the newly-created Art Museum of Italian Switzerland, formed by the amalgamation of the Cantonal Art Museum and the Art Museum of the City of Lugano. Located over three floors, the gallery will hold a permanent exhibition containing the collections of the City of Lugano and of the Canton Ticino, temporary exhibitions and site specific installations.
The concert and theatre venue will be the main location for the LuganoInScena and LuganoMusica (the new name of the Lugano Festival) seasons as well as a home for the Finzi Pasca Company and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, both of which will be resident at the LAC. It will also be involved with the seasonal concerts planned for Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI).
Two important partners will be working alongside the LAC during this journey of growth: Credit Suisse and UBS.