Mario Botta, The Space Beyond focuses on the famous Swiss architect, Mario Botta’s artistic journey through the sacred spaces he has designed throughout the world. Award-winning journalist and director Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè are the creative brains behind the documentary which explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on the contradictions of increasingly urbanised societies and their rationale for building religious spaces.
The 76-year-old Botta has built places of worship for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, synagogues, he is now working on a mosque in China. Through his reflections and his interactions with artists, colleagues, clients, and family members, the viewers get a glimpse of the man behind the legend.
Some of his well-known works include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Giovanni Battista Church in Mogno, Switzerland; Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, South Korea; Teatro Alla Scala in Milan; and Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan.