Australia to Highlight “The Pool” 2016 Venice Biennale

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Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet have been announced as the creative directors of the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Selected by the Australian Institute of Architect’s  Committee, their proposal “The Pool” will be the first architecture exhibition displayed at Denton Corker Marshall‘s newly inaugurated pavilion.

Denton Corker Marshall Completes New Australian Pavilion in Venice

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Australia’s new for the Venice Biennale has been officially completed by the Australia Council for the Arts. Designed by Australian practice Denton Corker Marshall, the granite-clad building is the first pavilion to be built in Venice in the 21st century, and replaces Philip Cox’s 1988 structure. The pavilion is to welcome its first visitors from May 9, as part of the 56th International Art Exhibition, with the work of artist Fiona Hall comprising its inaugural exhibition.

Learn more about the pavilion and view selected images after the break.

Denton Corker Marshall’s Australian Pavilion to Debut at the 56th Venice Biennale

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The first building to be constructed in Venice in the past two decades, Denton Corker Marshall‘s Australian Pavilion will welcome its first visitors on May 9, as part of the 56th Venice Biennale.

Envisioned by the architects as a “simple yet confident, memorable garden … timeless but with vitality, tactility and materiality that [invites] curiosity and engagement,” the project is located in the historic Giardini, and is Venice’s only waterfront pavilion. Replacing Philip Cox‘s 1988 temporary structure, the pavilion features a white interior exhibition space allowing art to be the main focal point, and in which the work of Australian photographic artist will be displayed upon the pavilion’s opening in May. View previous coverage of the pavilion here.

Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology / Denton Corker Marshall

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Architects: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: Jones Street, , NSW, Australia
Area: 22,050 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Richard Glover

Denton Corker Marshall To Design First 21st Century Pavilion in Venice’s Giardini

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Australia’s new for the 2015 Venice Art Biennale will be, in the words of featured artist , “a minefield of madness, badness, and sadness in equal measure.” Designed by firm Denton Corker Marshall, (who also designed the Stonehenge Visitor Centre), the project will replace the 25 year old temporary pavilion designed by Phillip Cox and will be the first building constructed on the Giardini in two decades. 

Stonehenge Visitor Centre / Denton Corker Marshall

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Architects: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: Stonehenge, A344, Amesbury, SP4 7DE,
Project Associate: Angela Dapper
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Cook

Stonehenge Visitor Centre Opens its Doors

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After a tortuous 21-year process Stonehenge, the stone circle that is one of the world’s most important neolithic artifacts, finally has the visitor centre it deserves. Denton Corker Marshall‘s design, situated 2.5 km (1.5 miles) to the west of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, has opened its doors and is preparing to deal with the site’s nearly 1 million annual visitors.

The new design features a museum, educational facilities, a cafe, shop and a ticket office. These spaces are brought together by a perforated oversailing roof supported on 211 narrow angled columns.

Read on for more about the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Hihou / Denton Corker Marshall

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Architects: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: 1 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 230.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Itsuka Studio

Venice Biennale 2014: Australia to Showcase 11 Unbuilt Projects

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Australia’s creative team for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennalefelix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, has announced 11 unrealized projects that will be showcased as part of the Augmented Australia 1914-2014 exhibition. Ranging from an inner-city cathedral to a treetop activist shelter, the country-wide selection of projects will be brought to life using three-dimensional augmented models, images, voice overs and animations.

Hunter Medical Research Institute / Denton Corker Marshall + SKM-S2F Architects

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Architects: Denton Corker Marshall + SKM-S2F Architects
Location: , NSW,
Area: 15,900 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Denton Corker Marshall and SKM-S2F Architects in Association

Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale Winning Proposal / Denton Corker Marshall

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Denton Corker Marshall recently won an international design competition to design the new Australian pavilion in Venice’s Giardini della Biennale, the heart of the prestigious events. The new pavilion will be the first of the 21st century contributions to the Giardini, which is undergoing revitalisation by the . It will replace Australia’s current pavilion, designed as a temporary structure by Philip Cox in 1988. Within a footprint of approximately 320m2, the two-level pavilion will provide a new flexible and adaptable exhibition space to showcase Australian visual arts and architecture to international audiences at annual biennales. More images and architects’ description after the break.

University of Indonesia Central Library / Denton Corker Marshall

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Selected in an open design competition, the scheme by Denton Corker Marshall for a new library for a university of international standing deftly bridges the past and the present. Located in a highly visible and central site on the side of the campus lake, its circular form responds to the strong circular buildings and roadways that distinguish the campus pattern. Conceived as earth architecture, it cleverly integrates building and landscape to become an occupied tropical landform. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Anzac Hall / Denton Corker Marshall

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Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: Canberra,
Client: Australian War Memorial
Exhibition Designers: Freeman Ryan
Project area: 3,000 sqm
Project year: 2004
Photographs: John Gollings

Manchester Civil Justice Centre / Denton Corker Marshall

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© Tim Griffith

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: Manchester,
Project Instigator: Her Majesty’s Court Service
Tenant: Ministry of Justice (North West)
Developer: Allied London Properties
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Engineers: Mott MacDonald
Project area: 34,000 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Tim Griffith