Period IV

Riom, Winter 2019. Bild/Photo: TES.

Origin’s Cultural Campus

One project of the Origen Foundation (Fundaziun Origen) from Riom (canton of Graubünden) has barely begun, or the next is already emerging. The relocation of six metres from the Weisse Villa (white villa) in Mulegns to make way for a widening of the motorway has been successfully completed. The Foundation has also built a theatre (the Julierturm) on the Julier Pass at a height of 2,242 metres, where music and theatre performances regularly take place. Performances also take place at various locations in Riom.

However, the theatre tower will be demolished again in 2023. For this reason, the foundation plans to build not only a new theatre, but even a cultural campus in Riom. This campus will then offer a theatre, accommodation and office space for the foundation and its professional guests, rehearsal rooms, storage rooms, classrooms, gastronomy and, for example, studios for stage clothes and props. The budget is estimated at 15 million CHF. The most important and urgent step is the construction of a new theatre in 1923. The Foundation has shown its ability to move villas and build theatres at 2242 metres. Riom’s cultural campus also has a good chance of being realised.