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People meet in architecture

12th International Architecture Exhibition
People meet in architecture
29th August – 22nd November 2010
Sites: Arsenale and Giardini
Director appointed by President Paolo Baratta
The 12th Exhibition intended to be a chance to experience the manifold possibilities of architecture, as well as to account for its plurality of approaches. 44 participants between architects, studios, artists, engineers from all over the world exhibited their works. There was an independent space for each participant, in order to make them show their understanding of the theme and their personal response to it. Individuals showed their position towards the interaction of new social and natural environments; all of which means that each person was his or her own curator. This way the atmosphere of the exhibition itself was achieved through multiple points of view rather than a single orientation.

The Exhibition attracted 170,801 visitors in three months of opening.

«This exhibition gave me the chance to open architecture to new points of view on the modalities of relation between people - said Kazuyo Sejima -. The process of construction of this Biennale was also a practical translation of the chosen title, People meet in architecture».

Golden Lion for the Best National Participation: Kingdom of Bahrain
Golden Lion for the Best Project in the People meet in architecture exhibition: junya.ishigami+associates
Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the People meet in architecture exhibition: OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen + Bas Princen
Special Mentions: Amateur Architecture Studio, Studio Mumbai, Piet Oudolf
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Rem Koolhaas
Golden Lion in memoriam: Kazuo Shinohara