The BSI Swiss Architectural Award is sponsored by the BSI Architectural Foundation, based in Lugano (Switzerland).
In December 2006 Banca del Gottardo set up a foundation for promoting knowledge, education and research in the field of architecture. The architecture award is a specific expression of this interest. This involvement in the field of architecture has not stopped with the acquisition of Banca del Gottardo by BSI AG. Participation in this project is growing, as is its importance, demonstrating once again BSI’s strong cultural ties. BSI is committed to helping raise awareness of the importance of science and the arts in daily life and in the sustainable development of our society.

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