Venice Architecture Biennale. The World of Architecture comes back in Venice

From Sunday 29th August, architecture will come back in the Serenissima – the city of Venice, for wondering us and showing new, innovative creations.

We are talking about the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, known also as the biennale, which will take place in Venice in the autumnal season until 21st November 2010.

The 12th International Architecture Exhibition will be held at Palazzo delle Esposizioni of Biennale (Giardini), at the Arsenale (preview August 26, 27 and 28, 2010) and in other venues of Venice historical center.

Such an event will be directed by the architect Kazuyo Sejima, the first woman who will direct the Architecture Biennale.

This year, the exhibition will be entitled People meet in architecture and 48 participants will take part in the competition: studios, architects, engineers and artists coming from all over the world. As usual, the Exhibition will present 53 National Participations to be held in the historical Pavilions in the Giardini.

The title of the Padiglione Italia is AILATI. Reflections from the future, organized by The Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, with the PaBAAC – General Direction for the landscape, fine arts, architecture and contemporary art.

In addition, several side events are scheduled, organized by international institutions and companies that will set up exhibitions and initiatives in the several venues of the city of Venice.

As the director Sejima affirmed, the 12th Biennale will be a real reflection on architecture, analyzing the radical changes taking place in the twenty-first century and wondering if this kind of art can change representing the new values and modern styles of life.

Each participant will interpret personally the exhibition title by representing and expressing the interaction between environment and society, between man and landscape, a personal interpretation of the relations between man and architecture.

There are two projects scheduled for the exhibition of Venice Biennale 2010: “Architecture Saturdays” and “Destination Biennale di Venezia. Universities meet in architecture”.

The first one consists of a series of conversations and meetings held weekly with architects, critics and figures from the world of architecture in Italy and abroad, such as Vittorio Gregotti, Kurt W. Forster and Hans Hollein.

On the other hand, with the second project the Biennale wants to turn to universities and educational institutes, offering a visit to the Exhibition planned and organized by the institutions and representing a significant didactic and training experience.

In addition, we remind you that the inaugural and award ceremony of the 12th Exhibition will take place on Saturday, August 28th in the Giardini, with the awarding of the official awards assigned by the International Jury.

We wait for you in Venice for the 12th International Architecture Exhibition from August 29th until November 21st 2010.

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