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Archive: Venice Biennale

The awards were hand out on May 26th 2018 in Venice. 

The international Jury of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia composed of Sofía von Ellrichshausen (President of the Jury, Argentina), Frank Barkow (United States), Kate Goodwin (Australia), Patricia Patkau (Canada), Pier Paolo Tamburelli (Italy), has decided to present the following awards:

 

 

- Golden Lion for Best National Participation:

 

SWITZERLAND

Svizzera 240

House Tour

Commissioners: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia: Marianne Burki, Sandi Paucic, Rachele Giudici Legittimo

Exhibitors: Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg, Ani Vihervaara

Venue: Giardini

The motivations:

Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Switzerland for a compelling architectural installation that is at once enjoyable while tackling the critical issues of scale in domestic space.

 

 

- A special mention has been awarded to the following National Participation:

 

GREAT BRITAIN

Island

Commissioner: Sarah Mann- Architecture Design Fashion British Council

Curators: Caruso St John Architects, Marcus Taylor

Venue: Giardini

The motivations:

Special mention as National Participation to Great Britain for the Courageous proposal that uses emptiness to create a “freespace” for events and informal appropriation.

 

 

- Golden Lion for the best participant in the 16th Exhibition FREESPACE to:

 

Eduardo Souto de Moura (Porto, Portugal)

Souto Moura – Arquitectos

Venue: Corderie of Arsenale

The motivations:

Golden Lion for the best participant in the 16th Exhibition FREESPACE to Eduardo Souto de Moura (Souto Moura–Arquitectos - Porto, Portugal) for the precision of the pairing of two aerial photographs, which reveals the essential relationship between architecture, time and place. Freespace appears without being announced, plain and simple.

 

 

Silver Lion for a promising young participant

 

Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu (Ghent, Belgium)

Venue: Central Pavilion – Giardini

The motivations:

Silver Lion for a promising young participant to Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu (architecten de vylder vinck taillieu - Ghent, Belgium), for a project that possesses a confidence thanks to which slowness and waiting allow architecture to be open to future activation.

 

 

- The Jury has decided to award two special mentions to the following Participants in the 16th International Exhibition FREESPACE:

 

Andra Matin (Jakarta, Indonesia)

andramatin

Venue: Corderie of Arsenale

The motivations: 

Special mention to the Participant in the 16th Exhibition FREESPACE to Andra Matin (andramatin - Jakarta, Indonesia), for a sensitive installation that provides a framework to reflect on the material and form of traditional vernacular structures.

 

and

 

Rahul Mehrotra (Mumbai, India; Boston, USA)

RMA Architects

Venue: Central Pavilion – Giardini

The motivations:

Special mention to the Participant in the 16th Exhibition FREESPACE to Rahul Mehrotra (RMA - Mumbai, India; Boston, USA), for three projects that address issues of intimacy and empathy, gently diffusing social boundaries and hierarchies.

 

 

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, is also awarding the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement upon recommendation of Curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to:

 

Kenneth Frampton (Great Britain)

 

 

The Awards Ceremony of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition took place today, Saturday May 26th 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, at 11 am.

VENICE BIENNALE 2018
Awards
26. 5. 2018

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