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Alejandro Aravena Reveals More Details About the 2016 Venice Biennale, "Reporting From the Front"

Alejandro Aravena Reveals More Details About the 2016 Venice Biennale, "Reporting From the Front"
Alejandro Aravena Reveals More Details About the 2016 Venice Biennale, "Reporting From the Front", Courtesy of La Biennale
Courtesy of La Biennale

The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, directed this year by Alejandro Aravena, have revealed more information about the central exhibition and associated projects which will be on display at a press conference today in Venice. According to La Biennale, 'Reporting from the Front' will form one single show spanning the venues of the Arsenale and the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, featuring work from 88 participants from 37 countries. Of these, 50 will be presenting work for the first time and 33 are architects under the age of 40. "Reporting from the Front" will share work from Architects tackling issues relating to segregation, inequality, suburbia, sanitation, natural disasters, the housing shortage, migration, crime, traffic , waste, pollution, and community participation.

Image © Giorgio Zucchiatti
Image © Giorgio Zucchiatti

In addition to this exhibition and all of the national pavilions, three special projects have also been announced, representing the first instance in which La Biennale have implemented and organized shows with partner institutions. They include:

  • Reporting from Marghera and Other Waterfronts, curated by Stefano Recalcati. This will analyze Forte Marghera (located in Mestre, Venice) as a significant urban regeneration project which has helped to stimulate a reflection on the efficient rejuvenation of Porto Marghera. 
  • a collaboration agreement with London's Victoria & Albert Museum will begin in the Pavilion of the Applied Arts in the rooms of the Arsenale, entitled A World of Fragile Parts and curated by Brendan Cormier.
  • in anticipation of the World Conference of the United Nations - Habitat III, to be held in Quito in October 2016, a program jointly organized by the London School of Economics (LSE), the Alfred Herrhausen Society, and the Biennale create a pavilion dedicated to issues of urbanization entitled Cities: Conflicts of an Urban Age, curated by Ricky Burdett.

The Biennale will also be accompanied by a number of associated events. The last Saturday of each month will be programmed with talks and tours related to Aravena's exhibitions, while the special projects will be enriched by in-depth symposia and conversational events. A full schedule is yet to be released. A catalogue, comprising of two volumes, will document the central exhibition and feature a series of individual essays composed by Aravena in relation to the Biennale, in which he will explain his impetus and the processes behind its creation. A second volume will focus on documenting collateral events.

Full list of participants (via www.labiennale.org)

1.
51N4E (Brussels, Belgium)
Freek Persyn; Johan Anrys

2.
ADNBA (Bucharest, Romania)
Andrei Serbescu; Adrian-Ioan Untaru

3.
Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal)
Francisco Aires Mateus; Manuel Aires Mateus

4.
Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)
David Barragán; Pascual Gangotena; Marialuisa Borja; Esteban Benavides

5.
Alexander Brodsky (Moscow, Russia)

6.
Alonso de Santos Estudio (Madrid, Spain)
Francisco Alonso de Santos

7.
Amateur Architecture Studio (Hangzhou, China)
Wang Shu; Lu Wenyu

8.
Anupama Kundoo Architects (Auroville, India)
Anupama Kundoo

9.
Architecture and Vision (Bomarzo - Viterbo, Italy)
Arturo Vittori

10.
Arno Brandlhuber + Christopher Roth (Berlin, Germany)
Arno Brandlhuber; Christopher Roth

11.
Assemble (London, Great Britain)

12.
Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan)
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto; Momoyo Kaijima; Yoichi Tamai

13.
Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner (Haldenstein, Switzerland)
Peter Zumthor

14.
Barozzi / Veiga (Barcelona, Spain)
Alberto Veiga; Fabrizio Barozzi

15.
Batlle i Roig Arquitectes (Barcelona, Spain)
Enric Batlle; Joan Roig

16.
BeL Sozietät für Architektur (Köln, Germany)
Anne-Julchen Bernhardt; Jörg Leeser

17.
Bernaskoni (Moscow, Russia)
Boris Bernaskoni

18.
Block Research Group, ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Philippe Block; Tom Van Mele
WITH
Ochsendorf, DeJong & Block (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
John Ochsendorf; Matthew DeJong; Philippe Block
AND WITH
Escobedo Construction (Buda, Texas, USA)
David Escobedo

19.
C+S Architects (Treviso, Italy)
Carlo Cappai; Maria Alessandra Segantini

20.
Cadaval & Solà-Morales (Barcelona, Spain)
Eduardo Cadaval; Clara Solà-Morales

21.
Cecilia Puga (Santiago, Chile)

22.
Christ & Gantenbein (Basil, Switzerland)
Emanuel Christ; Christoph Gantenbein
WITH
Stefano Graziani

23.
Christian Kerez Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Christian Kerez

24.
David Chipperfield Architects (Berlin, Germany)
David Chipperfield

25.
designworkshop: sa (Durban, South Africa)
Andrew Makin

26.
El equipo Mazzanti - Giancarlo Mazzanti, Carlos Medellín, María Mazzanti (Bogotá, Colombia)
Giancarlo Mazzanti

27.
Ensamble Studio (Madrid, Spain)
Antón García-Abril; Débora Mesa Molina

28.
EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung (Hamburg, Germany)
Michael Braungart

29.
Estudi d'Arquitectura Toni Gironès (Barcelona, Spain)
Toni Gironès

30.
Estudio del Paisaje Teresa Moller & Asociados (Santiago, Chile)
Teresa Moller

31.
Film First (New York, USA)
Gary Hustwit

32.
Forensic Architecture (London, Great Britain)
Eyal Weizman

33.
G124 (Gruppo di lavoro del Senatore Renzo Piano) (Rome, Italy)
Renzo Piano

34.
Gabinete de Arquitectura (Asuncion, Paraguay)
Solano Benítez; Gloria Cabral; Solanito Benítez

35.
Grafton Architects (Dublin, Ireland)
Yvonne Farrell; Shelley McNamara

36.
Grupo EPM - Departamento de intervenciones urbanas sostenibles (Medellín, Colombia)
Horacio Valencia

37.
GrupoTalca (Talca, Chile)
Martín del Solar; Rodrigo Sheward

38.
Herzog & de Meuron (Basil, Switzerland)
Jacques Herzog; Pierre de Meuron
WITH
Agav Films (Paris, France)
Amos Gitai

39.
Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects (Helsinki, Finland)
Saija Hollmén; Jenni Reuter; Helena Sandman

40.
Hugon Kowalski + Marcin Szczelina (Poznan, Poland)
Hugon Kowalski; Marcin Szczelina; Klaudia Dopierala; Maria Dondajewska

41.
Inês Lobo, Arquitectos (Lisbon, Portugal)
Inês Lobo

42.
Jiakun Architects (Chengdu, China)
Liu Jiakun

43.
João Luís Carrilho da Graça (Lisbon, Portugal)

44.
José María Sánchez García (Madrid, Spain)

45.
Kashef Chowdhury / Urbana (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury

46.
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA (Tokyo, Japan)
Kazuyo Sejima; Ryue Nishizawa

47.
Kengo Kuma and Associates (Tokyo, Japan)
Kengo Kuma

48.
Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany)
Francis Kéré

49.
LAN (Paris, France)
Umberto Napolitano; Benoît Jallon

50.
Luyanda Mpahlwa DesignSpaceAfrica (South Africa)
Luyanda Mpahlwa

51.
M. Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo (Vittoria – Ragusa, Italy)

52.
Manuel Herz Architects (Basil, Switzerland)
Manuel Herz

53.
Marte.Marte Architects (Weiler, Austria)
Bernhard Marte; Stefan Marte

54.
Matharoo Associates (Ahmedabad, India)
Gurjit Singh Matharoo

55.
menos é mais (Porto, Portugal)
Francisco Viera de Campos; Cristina Guedes

56.
NLÉ (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Kunlé Adeyemi

57.
Norman Foster Foundation (Madrid, Spain)
Norman Foster
WITH
Redline-EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Jonathan Ledgard
WITH
Ochsendorf, DeJong & Block (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
John Ochsendorf ; Matthew DeJong; Philippe Block
WITH
Block Research Group, ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Philippe Block; Tom Van Mele

58.
OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Rem Koolhaas

59.
ORG Permanent Modernity (Brussels, Belgium)
Alexander D'Hooghe, Luk Peeters, Natalie Seys

60.
Paulo David (Funchal, Portugal)

61.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepcion, Chile)
Mauricio Pezo; Sofía von Ellrichshausen

62.
Rahul Mehrotra and Felipe Vera (Cambridge, Washington, USA)
Rahul Mehrotra; Felipe Vera

63.
Raphael Zuber (Chur, Switzerland)

64.
Recetas Urbanas (Siviglia, Spain)
Santiago Cirugeda

65.
Renato Rizzi (Venice, Italy)

66.
Robust Architecture Workshop (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Milinda Pathiraja

67.
Rock Garden (Chandigarh, India)
Anuj Saini

68.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (London, Great Britain)
Richard Rogers; Graham Stirk; Ivan Harbour

69.
Rural Studio, Auburn University (Newbern, Alabama, USA)
Andrew Freear; Rusty Smith

70.
Rural Urban Framework, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Joshua Bolchover; John Lin

71.
SAAS (Porto, Portugal)
Samuel Gonçalves

72.
School of Architecture, University of Waterloo (Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Robert Jan van Pelt; Anne Bordeleau; Sascha Hastings; Donald McKay

73.
Simon Velez (Bogotá, Colombia)

74.
Souto Moura - Arquitectos, S.A. (Porto, Portugal)
Eduardo Souto de Moura

75.
SPBR Arquitetos (São Paulo, Brazil)
Angelo Bucci

76.
Studio Anna Heringer (Laufen, Germany)
Anna Heringer
WITH
Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst (Schlins, Austria)
Martin Rauch
WITH
Architekturmuseum der TUM (Monaco, Germany)
Andres Lepik

77.
Studio Jaeeun-Choi (Tokyo, Japan)
Shigeru Ban Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
Jaeeun-Choi; Shigeru Ban

78.
Studio Mumbai Architects (Mumbai, India)
Bijoy Jain

79.
Studio Snozzi (Locarno, Switzerland)
Luigi Snozzi

80.
Studio TAMassociati (Venice, Italy)
Massimo Lepore; Raul Pantaleo; Simone Sfriso

81.
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates (Osaka, Japan)
Tadao Ando

82.
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, Mexico)
Tatiana Bilbao
WITH
Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura (Mexico City, Mexico)
Rozana Montiel
WITH
Dellekamp Arquitectos (Mexico City, Mexico)
Derek Dellekamp
WITH
Alejandro Hernández (Mexico City, Mexico)

83.
Transsolar (Stuttgart, Germany)
Matthias Schuler
WITH
Anja Thierfelder Freie Architektin (Stuttgart, Germany)
Anja Thierfelder

84.
TYIN tegnestue (Trondheim, Norway)
Yashar Hanstad; Andreas Grønvedt Gjertsen

85.
VAVStudio (Iran)
Arash Aliabadi; Afshin Farzin; Saman Shamsbeki; Sakhi Shirmohammadi; Amin Tadjsoleiman

86.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Hanoi, Vietnam)
Vo Trong Nghia

87.
Werner Sobek (Stuttgart, Germany)

88.
ZAO / Standardarchitecture (Beijing, China)
Zhang Ke 

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Alejandro Aravena Reveals More Details About the 2016 Venice Biennale, "Reporting From the Front"" 22 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/782473/alejandro-aravena-reveals-more-details-about-the-2016-venice-biennale-reporting-from-the-front/>