June 7 saw the opening of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, “Fundamentals”, curated by architect Rem Koolhaas , and an international panel of judges including Francesco Bandarin (Chairman, Italy), Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria), Bregtje van der Haak (the Netherlands), Hou Hanru (China) and Mitra Khoubrou (United Arab Emirates), announced the official prizes.
The Golden Lion for best national entry was awarded to Korea “Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula”.
The Silver Lion for national entry went to Chile, “Monolith Controversies”, while the best research project award in the Monditalia category went to “Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-to-home TV Urbanism”.
The judges awarded 3 special mentions for national entries to Canada (Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15), France (Modernity: promise or menace?) and Russia (Fair Enough: Russia’s past our Present) as well as 3 special mentions for Monditalia research projects: "Radical Pedagogies: ACTION-REACTION-INTERACTION", "Intermundia","Italian Limes" presented at the Corderie dell'Arsenale.
During the awards ceremony on June 7 a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Phyllis Lambert of the Biennale’s Board of Directors, chaired by Paolo Baratta, in response to a motion of the Director of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Rem Koolhaas.
14. International Architecture Exhibition - Fundamentals
director Rem Koolhaas
dates: 7 June - 23 November 2014
location: Venice (Italy)
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