The awards ceremony for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition have just wrapped and the results are in!
Rem Koolhaas, the director of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta, president of the Biennale, and the jury presented the awards for Lifetime Achievement and International Participations. The jury recognized that the Biennale was a tremendous opportunity to produce and share knowledge about modernity -- especially praising its role in uncovering and dissecting new areas of influence in the architecture world.
The Golden Lion for Best National Participation went to Korea for "Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula" The jury cited Korea's "extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of architecture and urbanism in a highly charged political situation."
Chile received the Silver Lion for a National Participation for "Monolith Controversies". The jury said, "Focusing on one essential element of modern architecture - a prefabricated concrete wall- it critically highlights the role of elements of architecture in different ideological and political contexts."
The Silver Lion for best research project in the Monditalia section went to Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation for "Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-to-home TV Urbanism."
The three Special Mentions to National Participations went to
Canada - Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15
France - Modernity: promise or menace?
Russia - Fair Enough: Russia's Past Our Present
The jury also assigned three Special Mentions to research projects in the Monditalia section
- Radical Pedagogies: ACTION-REACTION-INTERACTION
- Italian Lines
As it was announced in May, Phyllis Lambert received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.