Mario Botta – The Space Beyond

27 April 2021

HOME is proud to be a gold sponsor of the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival 2021.

We are delighted to announce that the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival is back for 2021 from May to July. The festival showcases the very best in architecture and design and will be brought to cinemas in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. A selection of seven films will also play in Havelock North and New Plymouth.

One must-see film is Mario Botta – The Space Beyond, a rare and in-depth journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss Architect Mario Botta. 

The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on society’s contradictions through his sacred spaces, providing a rare glimpse of the man behind the architecture. 

Book your tickets to Mario Botta and find out more about the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival 2021 here.

Movie poster for Mario Botta - The Space Beyond, directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Volonte’ Michele

Mario Botta – The Space Beyond follows the architect as he travels the world to oversee projects and prepare for an exhibition of his work in Locarno, Switzerland. 

Directors Loretta Dalpozzo and Volonte’ Michele travel to China, South Korea, Israel, Italy and Switzerland, revealing Botta’s tireless passion, his work and creative process.

Known for manipulating cultural and natural elements of a landscape to create breathtakingly beautiful sights, Botta is one of the few architects who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. These include the San Giovanni Battista Church in Mogno, Switzerland, and the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. 

Mario Botta examines a model of his work.

The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on society’s contradictions through his sacred spaces, providing a rare glimpse of the man behind the architecture. 

Book your tickets to Mario Botta and find out more about the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival 2021. 

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