Marble - Quarry and Sculpture School
Since 1946 Quarrying of marble in Peccia (Lavizzara valley, upper Maggia valley) by the company Cristallina SA
2010 Closure of the Marble Works in Peccia. Company name and quarrying rights go to Graniti Maurino SA Biasca. The municipality of Lavizzara buys the company site
Steps of development
Centro Internazionale di Scultura
2008 The CIS project is presented to the Governing Council of the Ticino
2010 Feasibility study and Business plan for the CIS
3/2012 The Ticino Parliament (Granconsiglio) decides to support the CIS with five million Swiss Francs provided that an equal amount can be raised from private benefactors and donors
5/2012 Former Federal Councillor, Flavio Cotti is chosen to be the first Chairman of the Patronage Committee.
5/2013 Guido Magnaguagno is chosen to be the first president of the Artistic Committee.
6/2013 Significant promise of support by the Ernst Göhner Foundation.
8/2013 Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard visits the Comune Lavizzara on 1st of August and talks, among other things, about the activities in Peccia.
10/2013 The Lavizzara Council supports the construction of the International Centre for Sculpture by agreeing unanimously to a financial contribution of 500'000 Swiss Francs.
8/2014 Honorary Reception for around 160 Ambassadors, Politicians and VIP-Guests of the Film Festival Locarno.
7/2015 The CIS in the Swiss Pavilion, Presentation of the CIS in Milan on Sunday, 12th July, from 10.00am to 4.00pm
8/2015 CIS is honorary guest of the Rotonda del Festival. During the festival Centro Internationale will be showcased in Locarno.
to 12/2015 Numerous Supporters, 'Brick' Donors and Friends are ready to support the building of this beacon of culture.
2016 Redimensioning of the project
2017 Building application
2018 Building permit and ground-breaking ceremony, current pictures of the construction site can be seen here.
11/2018 Former State Councillor, Christine Egerszegi is chosen to be the Vice President of the Patronage Committee.
2019 Selection of the first five Artists in Residence. Mexican artist Jose Dávila is chosen to set up the inaugural exhibition.
2020 End of construction works.