Venice Biennale 2012: Alvaro Siza

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, winner of the 13th Venice Biennale Lifetime Achievement, created this structure in the gardens of the Arsenale, right next to another structure by Eduardo Soto de Moura that we will feature on a separate article. This follows the longtime collaboration of the two Portuguese masters.

Alvaro Siza’s structure establishes a relationship with a different aspect of Venice – that of the dense urban environment. Three faceted walls generate  two intimate spaces in the middle of the garden designed for the 12th Biennale in 2012 by Piet Oudolf, a tribute to the compact urban tissue of Venice, which frames particular views of the exteriors of the Arsenale.

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Cite: Basulto, David. "Venice Biennale 2012: Alvaro Siza" 28 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=267598>

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      Actually no… Siza style: a mix of dozens of architects, with a very special touch (and I seriously doubt there’s any Barragan in this particular piece…).

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