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Open Doors Engadin - Maloja post office building

Maloja

Open Doors Engadin - Maloja post office building

Maloja
Architecture for everyone. At the end of June, Bergell and Engadin open their doors for a weekend.

Bruno Giacometti initiated the architectural renewal of his home valley. The architect created a two-storey cube with robust masonry made of local Bergell gneiss, which is connected to the existing garage building by a lower wing. Against the opposition of the post office management, Giacometti pushed through a cantilevered flat roof, which contrasts with the high pitched roof of the garages and provides an unobstructed view of the forest and mountains. A concrete canopy above the ground floor also visually binds the building complexes together into a single unit. In terms of materialisation, the recessed entrance to the post office, which is characterised by natural stone, differs from the residential use on the upper floor. The warm colour of the larch wood for the wall infills, window frames and shutters as well as the loggias lend the building a character reminiscent of rural building culture.

Construction:
1949-1951

Architecture:
Bruno Giacometti

Opening hours:
Saturday + Sunday
According to guided tours
Reservation required

Guided tours:
The post office building can ONLY be visited during the two Open Doors SPECIALS ‘Bruno Giacometti - Modernism in Bregaglia’.

Dates
29. June 2024

Saturday | 29.06.2024

continuous opening hours
Place
Postgebäude, Maloja, Maloja
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More Information
Verein Open Doors Engadin
Christoph Oggenfuss, Präsident
Maloja
opendoors-engadin.org/
office@opendoors-engadin.org
+41 79 414 60 23