In Memoriam: Swiss architect Bruno Giacometti, 104

GENEVA (AFP) – Swiss architect Bruno Giacometti, the younger brother of sculptor Alberto Giacometti, died Wednesday, the Zurich art museum, of which he was a patron, announced. He was 104 years old.

Giacometti was among the most notable post-World War II architects in Switzerland. He came from a close-knit and like-minded family of artists from the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Graubunden. In addition to his brother Alberto, Bruno Giacometti was influenced by his father, Giovanni, who was a painter. A third brother, Diego, designed furniture.

Bruno Giacometti studied with Otto Salvisberg and Karl Moser, two important figures in Swiss modern architecture. He designed a number of buildings in Zurich, including the Hallenstadion. In 1952, he built the Swiss pavilion for the Venice Biennale.

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