a new house for the arts by Francesca Torzo


Z33 BUILDS presents study models and pictures of Z33’s new house for the arts designed by the Italian architect Francesca Torzo.

In 2012, Torzo’s design team won an international architectural competition for the renovation and extension of the exhibition building of Z33 house for contemporary art.

For the extension of Vleugel '58, the Genoese architect designed a sober and intimate building that will fit effortlessly in the historical fabric of the surroundings and the city. The architecture – unpretentious and poetic – connects seamlessly with the stately exhibition building from 1958.

Construction for the extension starts in 2017 and will be completed by the end of 2018. During that period, Z33 repositions itself and is actively engaged in new collaborations and partnerships, while developing its own research space and redefining its particular approach.

At Atelier Clerici, visitors are encouraged to step inside Z33’s new house for the arts, and come into contact with its atmosphere and stark materiality. Simultaneously, they are invited to create new connections and relationships with Z33.

Z33 Artistic Director
Jan Boelen

Exhibition design
Francesca Torzo

Architectural project
Francesca Torzo

Gion Balthasar von Albertini



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