Venice Biennale 2014 Winners: Korea, Chile, Russia, France, Canada

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. 

Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy la Biennale di Venezia. Image

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


  • Intermundia
  • Italian Lines

As it was announced in May, Phyllis Lambert received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

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Cite: Becky Quintal. "Venice Biennale 2014 Winners: Korea, Chile, Russia, France, Canada" 07 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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