Francesca Torzo

Architecture on Stage

A scaled down Loom Model of the architect Francesca Torzo's work.

Italian architect Francesca Torzo joins us to discuss her office's global projects, including the expansion of Belgium's Z33 museum in Hasselt. 

Having previously collaborated with Peter Zumthor, the architect Francesca Torzo opened her own office in Genoa in 2008 and four years later won the competition for the expansion of the Z33 museum in Hasselt, Belgium, which is scheduled to open in 2020.  Other ongoing projects in her office include the Bishan Dance School in Huangshan and the Bamboo Library pavilion in Yangshuo.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks by the world's leading architects.


Members Plus

Corporate Members


Subject to availability

14-25? Become a Young Barbican member for free.



Over 60s

Young Person 14–17

Architecture Foundation Members

**use code at checkout

Discounts are subject to availability. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

*Excludes 60p booking fee
anime of cityscape containing shop signs in chinese characters

Watch: human shape and cityscape in Anime


Luís Azevedo (aka Beyond the Frame) looks at the way anime presents and builds cities on screen.

Architecture Tours

See the Barbican from a new perspective

In association with

Logo for Architecture Foundation

Frobisher Auditorium 1