Since 1968, the Architecture Biennale event is held every even year in Venice. But this year, 2014 with the theme, Fundamentals and emphasis on architecture is the best ever based on various reviews. And don’t worry; it’s not over yet, continuing right up to 23 November 2014. Here is the Guide to Venice Biennale 2014, Giardini to Arsenale:
(photo by: Andrea Osti)
1) Elements of Architecture, Central Pavilion in Giardini - Wondered about how architecture is created? You get to learn about 15 key elements for creating any architectural building – nuts, bolts, toilets, stairs and whatnot when you stay at one of the Venice boutique hotels. This unique and amazing contribution is from none other than the director of this event and popular Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas!
2) Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014, National Pavilions in Giardini - Imagine being able to learn about the peak of modernisation covering 100 years of architectural history pertaining to 40 nations! France with its theme, Modernity: promise or menace?, displays works of Jacques Tati and other architects in a hilarious fashion. Great Britain, with its theme, A Clockwork Jerusalem, cites Milton Keynes as an example of ideal goal that ended up with shortcomings in a vibrant and witty fashion.
3) Monditalia, Arsenale, near Giardini - Check out 41 installations that focuses on the whole of Italy, covering south to north by young Italian architects from all over the country. These exhibits are actually a fusion of all the previous biennales combined with fundamental aspects that keep a biennale going – dance, music, film and theatre. You get to watch 80 movies!
So don’t miss the chance to check out this amazing biennale that offers insight into the world of architecture. And experience the lovely artistic sights of Venice, enjoy the gondola ride, try genuine Venetian cuisine and more. Don’t you want to kill two birds with one stone?