Preview Biennale, impressions from Giardini

Gianluca Giordano,

Biennale di Venezia,

Exhibition, Venice Biennale,

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will open on Saturday 28 May.

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Preview Biennale, impressions from Giardini The 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will open on Saturday 28 May. We are going to share some anticipations from the Giardini where we paid visit to a certain number of the pavilions and also met the Director of the Biennale, Alejandro Aravena.

With the official opening of the Biennale getting nearer, actually tomorrow, we want to share some representative images of 4 pavilions you can find at Giardini. The national participations of Germany, Israel and Spain and also the Central Pavilion showcase examples of the big variety of answers to the overall theme “Reporting from the front” as suggested by Alejandro Aravena. From the refugees (Germany with “Making Heimat. Germany Arrival Country”) to the research on biology (Israel with “LifeObject”) and the portrait of the actual situation in Spain with “Unfinished”.

The German Pavilion uses simple means like poster and big photographs on the walls for possible solutions while facing the arrival of more than 1 Mio. refugees while underlining the potential for the socio-cultural contest of the arrival country.

“LifeObject. Merging Architecture and Biology”, the theme of the Israel Pavilion, is introduced by a large-scale sculptural installation recalling a nest and seven speculative architectural scenarios relating to Israel. The exhibition focussing on the relationship between biology and architecture wants to act as a research oriented platform beyond mere biomimicry for a better interaction and understanding with and of natural dynamics we are going to explain in a dedicated article.

We fell in love with the Spanish pavilion thanks to the visually striking exhibition “Unfinished” we will feature in a detailed manner, has turned in a light-filled volume. Here the installation in the first space creates a kind of theater scenes telling the present of Spain signed by crisis while the other rooms offer answers with new projects. 

Last but not least you can find a little review of images of the Central Pavilion hosting the main exhibition “Reporting from the Front” to whet your appetite. 
Of course our anticipations aren't finished yet and we will cover the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia also in the coming weeks.

Christiane Bürklein

15° Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – La Biennale di Venezia
from 28 May to 27 November 2016
Images: © Gianluca Giordano


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