Fundamentals - Fundació Mies van der Rohe


21 Collateral Events are scheduled for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition entitled Fundamentals (they were 18 in 2012), directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta (preview June 5th and 6th, 2014), this year open to the public for 6 months, from June 7th to November 23rd 2014.

The Collateral Events, selected by Rem Koolhass and promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions, take place in several locations; they offer a wide range of contributions and participations that enrich the diversity of voices that characterizes the Biennale Architettura.

The President Paolo Baratta says:

“This announcement completes the number of organizations who despite being outside the boundaries of the Exhibition are exhibited in the city of Venice, and which contribute, along with a good number of participating countries that do not have a pavilion in the Giardini or in the Arsenale, to spread the 14th Exhibition by turning it into an urban phenomenon, that would engage every corner of the city. ”

Made in Europe

The proposal of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – “Mies van der Rohe Award” event Made in Europe considers history as a construe of data with a specific time signature. The exhibition is going to present a selection of 150 models and a visualization of the 2500 proposals that conform a quarter of a century of awards, representing a curate selection of the highest quality works of architecture in Europe. The concept pretends to emphasize the number, quantity and quality of the overwhelming data. Playing with the idea that the data, not subdued to the construction of the historical discourse, are free for any kind of reading or elaboration.

Palazzo Michiel dal Brusà, Cannaregio, 4391/A (Strada Nova)

associated event: symposium European-ness Porosity (6 June)



June 6, 2014 – November 23, 2014


Biennale Architettura Venezia

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