Awards of 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground

The Winners and the Special Mentions

by Valentina Ieva
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The Jury of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia comprised of Wiel Arets (President, Netherlands), Kristin Feireiss (Germany), Robert A.M. Stern (USA), Benedetta Tagliabue (Italy) and Alan Yentob (Great Britain) has decided to confer the awards as follows:

 

Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Japan

Architecture possible here? Home-for-All 

Naoya Hatakeyama; Kumiko Inui; Sou Fujimoto; Akihisa Hirata

(Pavilion at Giardini)

Commissioner: Toyo Ito  Deputy Commissioners: Atsuko Sato, Tae Mori

Golden Lion for the Best Project of the Common Ground  Exhibition to

Torre David / Gran Horizonte

Urban Think Tank (Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner) and Justin McGuirk

(Great Britain and Venezuela exhibit at Corderie, Arsenale)

 

Silver Lion for a promising practice of the International Exhibition Common Ground

to Grafton Architects (Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara)

(Irland, exhibit at Central Pavilion, Giardini)

The Jury has also decided to assign four Special Mentions:

- Poland

Polish Pavilion - Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers

Katarzyna Krakowiak

(Pavilion at Giardini)

Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska. Curator: Michał Libera

- United States of America

USA Pavilion - Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good

(Pavilion at Giardini)

Commissioner/Curator: Cathy Lang Ho. Curators: Ned Cramer, David van der Leer.

Deputy Curators: Paola Antonelli, Anne Guiney, Zoe Ryan, Michael Sorkin

- Russia

Russian Pavilion - i- сity

AREP; SPEECH; David Chipperfield Architects; Valode& Pistre; Mohsen Mostafavi; OMA; SANAA; Herzog& de Meuron; Stefano Boeri architetti; Project MEGANOM; MDP/Michel Desvigne paysagiste; BERNASKONI architecture bureau

(Pavilion at Giardini)

Commissioner: Grigory Revzin. Curator: Sergei Tchoban. Deputy Curators: Sergey Kuznetsov, Valeria Kashirina

- Cino Zucchi

(Milan, Italy, exhibit at Corderie, Arsenale)

Copycat. Empatia e invidia come generatori di forma

 

Photo Credits: Giorgio Zucchiatti, Francesco Galli

Sources: www.labiennale.org

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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