The direction of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition was appointed by La Biennale di Venezia to Rem Koolhaas, one of the most important and celebrated architects of the contemporary international scene. The Dutch architect structured Fundamentals on three main exhibitions, namely Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Monditalia and Elements of Architecture.
An examinination of the key moments from a century of modernization, Italy as an emblem of a global situation balancing between chaos and a realization of their full potential, an analysis of the fundamental elements of each time of our buildings: three different perspectives for a multi-level choral research on architecture.
“For years, we have stressed the gap between architecture, individuals and Institutions while architecture should instead be guided by the ability to express needs and desires of civil society.”
The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the Biennale Architettura 2014 has been awarded to Phyllis Lambert