Curated and commissioned by German Architect / Urbanist Oliver Schütte and Dutch Anthropologist / Economist Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Costa Rica's first pavilion at the Venice Biennale focuses on a competition-winning project for the new Costa Rican Legislative Assembly, a project which illustrates the "vicious circle of social segregation and spatial fragmentation in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica (GAM)." Read the curators' description and take a virtual tour of the Costa Rica Pavilion after the break. From the Curators. Today, more than 64% of Costa Rica's population is classified as urban; this is well above the world average (50%), but below that of Latin America (80%), the most urbanized region in the world. The vast majority of these people live on less than 4% of the territory of the country: the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), composed of the historic cities of Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, San José.
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