LaFilanda is a place where people are invited to gather in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and in a beautiful and hospitable space. A multi-purpose place that offers a wide range of services and activities. LaFilanda is the ideal place for conducting leisure activities in a pleasant and shared manner. We share reading tips, training in a variety of skills and leisure activities of any kind. LaFilanda is a place of freedom, open to everybody, with only one rule: respect others and care for the infrastructure; in doing so everyone feels at ease.
A factory where ideas and stories intertwine, thoughts and knowledge meet, games are invented, dream become reality, pages of life are browsed.
LaFilanda is tomorrow’s “public square”: a space dedicated to meeting, exchanging and creating bonds.
The story of LaFilanda in Mendrisio (only in Italian)
Via Industria 5
+41 58 688 36 80/81/82
As a rule, LaFilanda is open every day from Monday to Sunday
9 am – 9 pm
As a rule, LaFilanda is closed on the following official Swiss holidays:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
May 1 – Labour Day
August 1 – Swiss National Day
August 15 – Assumption of Mary
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
SPECIAL OPENING HOURS
On December 24 (Christmas Eve) and on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), LaFilanda closes at 1 pm!
Extraordinary closures are announced via our website lafilanda.ch
LaFilanda is located in via Industria 5, very close to the old town of Mendrisio and to Piazza del Ponte.
Bus Stop “Filanda” in front of the building.
Bus Stop “Autosilo” in via Praella, 5 minutes walking distance.
Bus Stop “Borgo”, 3 minutes walking distance.
Bus Stop “San Giovanni”, 6 minutes walking distance.
Bus Stop “Casa anziani” in largo Bernasconi, 7 minutes walking distance.
From Mendrisio Central FFS Station, 16 minutes walking distance.
From San Martino FFS Station, 18 minutes walking distance.
You can take the bus at the train stations.
Highway A2 (Zürich – Milano), exit Mendrisio and follow the directions to the city center.
Follow the directions to Valle di Muggio and 200 m after Piazza del Ponte, on the left side of the road, you will find LaFilanda.
LaFilanda has an underground parking garage.
Parking garage Piazzale alla Valle: 3 minutes walking distance.
Multistory parking garage via Praella: 5 minutes walking distance.
Parking garage via Municipio: 6 minutes walking distance.
Via Industria 5
+41 58 688 36 80/81/82
IBAN CH55 8080 8009 1112 1027 8
On June 6, 2018, five personalities from the region of Mendrisio decided to found, the LaFilanda Association (Statutes of the Association).
FOUNDING MEMBERS AND PURPOSE
With the launch of the LaFilanda Association, the founding members – Carlo Croci, Gianna Macconi, Maria Galliani, Mauro Arrigoni and Vincenzo D’Apuzzo – aimed at actively supporting the new LaFilanda center, especially thanks to fundraising. The collected funds are used to enhance the activity program at LaFilanda.
The Association invites companies, institutions, private individuals and foundations to support the activity of LaFilanda with a financial contribution of any amount (Donation Brochure and Payment slip/QR code).
The Association aims to attract sponsors with whom to collaborate in the medium term. Information: email@example.com
The Tax Division of the Canton Ticino recognizes the LaFilanda Association as a non-profit organization of public interest and therefore grants tax-exemption. Donations are tax-deductible.
AT THE HEART OF LAFILANDA ARE THE PEOPLE.
LaFilanda lives thanks to many motivated men and women who make their time and skills available as volunteers. They are the “Filanderi” who welcome the public, take care of many tasks, help and offer entertainment.
JUST SO YOU KNOW
The name “Filanderi” today used to designate our volunteers recalls the origin of the building.
LaFilanda was a spinning mill where many women and young girls worked in often difficult conditions. These workers where called “filandèra”. By maintaining the name, LaFilanda wants to pays a tribute to the memory of these women.
Creattivati is a non-profit cultural association that helps artists from Italian-speaking Switzerland to show their work in various locations. Thanks to a long lasting cooperation with Creattivati, LaFilanda helps promoting upcoming local artists and benefits from four temporary art exhibitions a year.
Seating for +/- 40 guests
Seating for +/- 40 guests.
The yellow and green rooms are available for conferences, business meetings, courses and various activities. The basic equipment includes an audio-visual system, 2 tables and 40 chairs. Additional furnishings and fittings on request. Thanks to a movable partition wall, both rooms can be united to one single space for about 80 guests.
Seating for +/- 30 guests.
The room is an amphitheater, soundproof and equipped with an audio-visual system. Particularly suited for storytelling and film projections. Ideal for children and teenagers!
IN THE LIBRARY
An open environment, perfect for book presentations and conferences.
Meeting and event rooms – bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
At LaFilanda people can spend time in company or alone, meet, chat, read, listen, play, learn. The entire space is very flexible and can be used in many ways. The three floors – furnished with shelves, chairs, armchairs, computers and tables – provide a large number of informal angles where one can meet, work or simply make oneself comfortable just as at home. Children have a specially equipped space where they can read and play. The U20 space attracts teenagers who want to spend time together between comics, audiovisuals, books and video games. For those in search of silence, LaFilanda offers a soundproof reading room.
A MEMBERSHIP TO ACCESS THE WORLD
Being a member of the Ticino Library System grants free access to countless services! Books, magazines, DVDs, DIY, power tools for DIY enthusiasts and toys can be taken home and a large catalog provides free online access to thousands of e-books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, etc. in numerous languages. The card is available at a cost of CHF 20.- (free for students) and has unlimited validity. Request it now!
Write to: email@example.com
Go to the website: sbt.ti.ch/bcme
Practical self-check devices allow visitors to carry out the lending and restitution operations independently.
… HOME DELIVERY
For people who have limited mobility LaFilanda provides a free delivery and collection service of books, magazines and DVDs (within the limits of available resources). Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 058 688 36 80.
With three floors accessible to the public, the library is able to display many of its resources.
O: magazines and newspapers / children and teenager books / local literature / fiction in Italian language.
1: the classics / poetry / non-fiction / plays / Movies – DVDs.
2: comics / music, cinema, theatre, sports and geography books / travel guides / fiction in foreign languages / power tools for DIY enthusiasts.
POWER TOOLS FOR DIY ENTHUSIASTS
Household chores? DIY? Other manual jobs for which you do not have suitable equipment? SBT members can borrow a number of devices for a maximum period of 7 days at a cost of CHF 10.-. Interested? Visit LaFilanda and contact the Welcome Desk. Handle the devices with cure and enjoy using them!
DRILL AND SREW DRIVER / SAW / PRESSURE WASHER / STEAM CLEANER
Coop is one of Switzerland’s largest retail and wholesale companies. It is structured in the form of a cooperative society with around 2.5 million members. Coop operates over 2400 shops and employs more than 90000 people in Switzerland. The Coop Cultura division manages a fund intended to promote a wide and varied range of cultural events. Promoting this ideal, which has always been linked to the history of the company, means firmly believing in the potential of the region in which the group operates by contributing to its socio-cultural development.
Coop Cultura has been a PARTNER of LaFilanda from day one (2018: creation of the cultural center).
Information about Coop Cultura
BANCA RAIFFEISEN MENDRISIO E VALLE DI MUGGIO
The Raiffeisen Group is the leading retail bank in Switzerland. The third largest player in the Swiss banking market has 1.9 million cooperative members who are the co-owners of over 240 regional Raiffeisen Banks. Local banks are legally autonomous cooperatives and are part of the Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative Society. The Raiffeisen Group is present at 880 sites throughout Switzerland. In Mendrisio, the regional Raiffeisen Bank is called Banca Raiffeisen Mendrisio e Valle di Muggio. Present since 1956, the extremely deeply rooted cooperative counts over 7000 members. Since its establishment, the Bank has always been a firm supporter of the local community engaging in sports, tourism and culture.
Banca Raiffeisen Mendrisio e Valle di Muggio has been a PARTNER of LaFilanda from day one (2018: creation of the cultural center).
Information about Banca Raiffeisen
CAFFÈ CHICCO D’ORO
Since 1949, Caffè Chicco d’Oro di Eredi Rino Valsangiacomo SA, is a leader in the field of coffee roasting in Switzerland. The family-conducted company’s success rests in its high quality standards. Starting with the meticulous choice of coffee grades imported from the world’s best producers and followed by a typically Italian Slow Roasting Process conducted in a high-tech roasting laboratory. Chicco d’Oro is a very popular brand on the Swiss market, but also exports its coffee to some other countries. The population of the Italian-Speaking part of Switzerland, treasures Chicco d’Oro for its constant generosity towards the community. Countless sports, cultural and social associations receive help from the company.
Caffè Chicco d’Oro has been a PARTNER of LaFilanda from day one (2018: creation of the cultural center).
Information about Caffè Chicco d’Oro
La Mobiliare, founded in Bern in 1826, is the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. As a cooperative company, La Mobliliare takes responsibility by supporting many social and cultural institutions. Moreover, the cooperative is known for sharing its profits with its customers who receive a yearly refund.
La Mobiliare is a future-oriented company. It concentrates on innovation issues in the areas of digitalization, demographic change, developments in the workspace and, more generally, the fast-changing living habits of the community in which it operates.
La Mobiliare became a PARTNER of LaFilanda in 2022.
Information about La Mobiliare