Aims of the award

The purpose of the Award is to recognise architects who have made a significant contribution to contemporary architecture, in particular by demonstrating environmental awareness and thus helping to improve the quality of life of humankind.


The BSI Swiss Architectural Award is sponsored by the BSI Architectural Foundation, based in Lugano (Switzerland).


The Award is supported by the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio,in cooperation with Archivio del Moderno of Mendrisio.

Gillick's award

The artist Liam Gillick presents the prize, which he designed and realized by Flury Modellbau GmbH, Egliswil.

Junya Ishigami (Japan) wins the fifth BSI Swiss Architectural Award.