Two Teams Shortlisted for 2014 British Pavilion in Venice

Museum of Copying, ’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012. is part of one of the teams competing to design the British Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh

BD Online reports that the British Council has shortlisted two teams who will compete for the honor of curating the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. With Rem Koolhaas at the helm of this year’s Biennale (June 7 – November 23), the selected theme will be: ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014.’

The two teams facing off are: architect David Knight, The Guardian architecture critic , and planner Finn Williams VS. the architects of FAT, architectural historians Crimson and writer Owen Hatherley.

The final pair were chosen from a longlist of four, including a team led by DSDHA and another made up of Graham Bizley of Prewett Bizley Architects and Rob Gregory, programme manager at the Architecture Centre. The final winner will be announced in august.

Story via BD Online.

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "Two Teams Shortlisted for 2014 British Pavilion in Venice" 19 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 Mar 2015. <>