Mauro Turin Architectes


Mauro Turin Architectes
7, rue Louis Curtat, 1005 Lausanne, Svizzera
Telefono +41 (0)21 323 23 00
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Mauro Turin Architectes
Mauro Turin, Dipl. Architect UBA

Mauro Turin (b.1969, Argentina) graduated in Architecture from Universidad de Buenos Aires UBA (1996) with honours in the final project.

Between 1996 and 2001 he takes forward his own office in Argentina; period in which he desings and constructs buildings of varying types and sizes; during that time, he receives prizes in provincial competitions and distinctions in national and international awards. His works and projects appear in the principal argentinian publications.
He moved to Holland in 2001, collaborating with The ArkitektenCie, and later, with Richter et Dahl Rocha in Switzerland during 2002-2003.

In 2004 he established Mauro Turin Architectes in Lausanne, Switzerland, after obtaining the 1st prize of an open architecture competition. The practice receives several prizes in national and international architecture competitions, particularly a 2nd prize in the international competiton for the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva in 2008. His projects are published in swiss architectural reviews Hochparterre wettbewerbe and Archi.

In 2006 he is appointed to assistantship in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, at the chair of invited Mansilla-Tuñon architects; and the chair of invited Sancho-Madridejos architects in 2007.
At the end of 2007 he is invited as external critic to the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM, where he takes forward the critiques to the final projects of the student’s master cycle.
In 2009 he is invited, as external critic, to the Haute École du Paysage, d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture de Genève HEPIA, to realize the 3er year student's intermediate critics.


We believe that research is fundamental for our projects and buildings to possess deep contents that can be translated into vital and lasting experiences.

We believe that to be contemporary is to conceive projects and buildings that could not be understood unless we precipitate them to an uncertain future, knowing that only the passage of time will be able to give them the real value of representation within society. To be really contemporary is to assume this risk.
We have as final aspiration that they acquire, when the time has done its work, this aptitude to represent a society.

We believe that in these times where everything and nothing is valid, where everything is consumed and wasted with comparable celerity, there are spaces where we can move outside of passing fashions. Where we can investigate, develop and propose with the certitude that some of the projects and resultant buildings will have a possibility of installing themselves in the future – which has by then become the present - acquiring thus the status of figures without time.


Detention Center for Minors. 5th prize. Open competition. Palézieux, Switzerland.

Parliament of Vaud State. Selected office. International competition. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Museum of Ethnography. 2nd prize. International competition. Geneva, Switzerland.

Retirement home. 3rd prize. Open competition. Orsières, Switzerland.
Gard Courts of the Campus of Justice. 20 finalists. International competition. Madrid, Spain.
Swiss-french Fundation of deaf and blind people. Shortlisted. Open competition. Monthey, Switzerland.
Kindergarten, maternal school and sport pavillon. Shortlisted. Open competition. Attalens, Switzerland.

Retirement home, Drize. Shortlisted. Open competition. Geneva, Switzerland.

EPFL new neighborhood . Shortlisted. Open competition. Saint Sulpice, Switzerland.

Shelter for 25 cows. 1st prize. Open competition. Forel, Switzerland.
Scients Informatic Faculty of the Swiss-italian University. 6th prize. Open competition. Lugano, Switzerland.

Fire Station. 6th prize. Open competition. Founnex, Switzerland.

21 countries for the new century project. Mention ex-aequo. International competition for American Continent.
Engineers and Architects Council. Special honorable mention. Provincial competition. La Pampa, Argentina.

Bus Station. Honorable mention. Provincial competition. La Pampa, Argentina.

College of Barristers. 2nd prize. Provincial competition. La Pampa, Argentina.

Fire Station. 1st prize. On invitation competition. La Pampa, Argentina.


Hochparterre wettbewerbe 1/2009.Switzerland.

2008 Europaconcorsi: homepage - website of contemporary architecture. Italie.

Archi rivista svizzera di architettura 3/2004. Switzerland.
Summa+ 69. Argentina.
Book XIV Bienal de Arquitectura BAQ2004. Equateur.

Solo casas. Argentina.

Summa+ 50. Argentina.
Clarin arquitectura. Argentina.
El cronista arquitectura. Argentina.
Solo casas. Argentina.

Premi e riconoscimenti

2001 Annual National Prize Solo Casas. Argentina.
2000 Annual Provincial Prize of Architecture. La Pampa, Argentina.


Argentina new Architecture. Fine Arts Museum. Santa Fe, Argentina.
XIV Bienal de Arquitectura BAQ2004. Quito, Equateur.


Critique externe Haute École du Paysage, d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture de Genève HEPIA
Critique externe Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM.
Assistant chargé des cours architectes invités Sancho-Madridejos École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne EPFL.
Assistant chargé des cours architectes invités Mansilla-Tuñon École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL.