Bigatt is a social business and is declined in a quality hotel and restaurant, where customers are welcomed in an empathetic atmosphere and can live a unique experience built on their needs. Customers know that their presence at Bigatt has an important social impact because it generates work for people in difficulty. The Bigatt is a hotel and restaurant that was actually created to offer an opportunity for personal growth and professional integration to people excluded from the job market.
Bigatt is non-profit. Any earnings are invested in new projects in the context of professional integration or for the development of existing ones. Bigatt is strongly linked to the local area and all its choices are oriented in terms of ecological, environmental responsibility and care of the environment.
Even in the choice of its suppliers Bigatt is committed to finding partners who share their values, in full respect and attention for the territory and its staff. Partners are also given the opportunity to share professional paths with the people who are building their professional future at Bigatt.
The Cooperativa Area was founded in the Lugano area in the early 1980s to provide an innovative response to the problem of the placement of people who are struggling to get on the job market. Its primary purpose is therefore to promote job integration by creating and developing employment opportunities for those who may find it difficult to express their potential. This occurs through the offer of an experience of professional and social integration and training, bringing attention to growth, development, socialization and improvement of the state of health.
In addition to the Bigatt, Area manages five work units distributed throughout the region: the Oblò in Vezia, l’ In-utile in Noranco, the Atelier in Lugano and the Arsenale and Belligreen in Bellinzona, where it operates in the field of recovery and restoration of furniture and objects, sale to the public, removals, maintenance of gardens and vineyards. Belligreen instead offers a home collection of recyclable waste.
Accessing the job market means being able to activate professional and social skills, the assumption of responsibility, the integration into the social fabric, the continuous comparison with one's own skills and relational attitudes.
Strengthening professional and social skills allows everyone to participate and contribute to the growth and development of the whole Cooperative and its activities.