La Biennale di Venezia
Venice, 26.05 - 25.11 2018

Biennale Architettura 2018

16th International Architecture Exhibition
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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, that will take place from May 26th to November 25th 2018 in the Giardini and Arsenale venues, and in other locations in Venice. The Biennale Architettura 2018 is titled FREESPACE, a word which describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda.

With the theme of FREESPACE, the Biennale Architettura 2018 will present for public scrutiny examples, proposals, elements - built or unbuilt - of work that exemplifies essential qualities of architecture which include the modulation, richness and materiality of surface; the orchestration and sequencing of movement, revealing  the embodied power and beauty of architecture.



The architects invited

71 architects and architecture firms are included in the FREESPACE exhibition in the Central Pavilion and the Arsenale.

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National Participations

The countries

63 National Participations are also included alongside FREESPACE and exhibited in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice.

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Collateral Events

Exhibitions and Initiatives

A wide range of contributions and participations that enrich the diversity of voices that characterizes La Biennale di Venezia.

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Special Project

Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin in Reverse

A joint project by La Biennale di Venezia in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Meetings on Architecture

Open Tables, Conferences, Screenings

A programme of events to take place during the 16th Exhibition from May to November 2018.

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Meetings on Architecture - FREESPACE

First Meeting on Architecture in a row of ten, curated by Yvonne Farrell e Shelley McNamara. Today's topic: "What is FREESPACE?"

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Architecture / Encounter

Teatro Piccolo Arsenale

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Meetings on Architecture - Space for opportunity

Second meeting in this series about the themes of the 2018 Architecture Biennale

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Architecture / Encounter

Teatro alle Tese

Admission with ticket

Biennale Educational


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