Period IV

Riom, Winter 2019. Bild/Photo: TES.

Origin’s Cultural Campus

One project of the Origen Foundation (Fundaziun Origen) in Riom (canton of Graubünden) has barely begun, or the next is already emerging.

The relocation of the Weisse Villa (white villa) in Mulegns has been successfully completed. The Foundation also built a theatre (the Julierturm) on the Julier Pass. This theatre will be demolished in 2023, however.

The foundation plans to build a new theatre and a cultural campus in Riom. This campus will house the new theatre, accommodation and office space for the foundation and staff, 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 urgent step is the construction of the new theatre in 1923.

The Foundation has shown its ability to move villas and to build theatres at a height of 2242 metres. Riom’s cultural campus will be a success as well.