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Spanish Pavilion (Photo: Antonio La Gioia/World-Architects)
Spain’s proposal for the Bienal de Venecia 2016 is entitled “Unfinished”: a compilation of unfinished architectures to provoke reflection on how Spanish architecture has responded to the post-crisis real estate boom. The intention of the project’s curators (Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns) is to generate a debate on new strategies that have emerged within this period.
Entrance to the Central Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Photo: Antonio La Goia/World-Architects)
Our first of three features on the three main components of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale – the Reporting from the Front exhibition, the National Pavilions, and the Collateral Events – focuses on Alejandro Aravena's contribution, Reporting from the Front​.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha with his Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
The awards of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia were announced at this morning's opening of the six-month-long exhibition.
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
A special exhibition, hosted by Fondazione Berengo and coinciding with the Venice Architecture Biennale, celebrates the late Zaha Hadid's four-decade-long career in architecture and design.

C+S's Path of EDUcare

Found27. May 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
C+S Architects' contribution to the Reporting from the Front exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on the challenges of building enriching school facilities near Venice; a colorful, fun ramp expresses their approach to that typology.
The Work of Solano Benítez in Paraguay (All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects)
Three of the most impressive structures within Reporting from the Front, the exhibition directed by Alejandro Aravena, are masonry vaults: one made from brick and "unqualified labor"; one made from unreinforced, cut stone; and one made from clay tile and built by students.

Changing 'Business as Usual'

Headlines26. May 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: John Hill/World-Architects
Architect Alejandro Aravena, director of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, and Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale di Venezia, launched the 15th International Architecture Exhibition with a press conference this morning.

Transsolar's 'Lightscapes'

Found25. May 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
Transsolar's contribution to this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, "Lightscapes: Local Identity – Exploring a Forgotten Resource," creates visible rays of light in the Arsenale as a means of merging technology with local knowledge.

Biennale Debris

Found25. May 2016
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The introductory room in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition: Reporting from the Front, directed by Alejandro Aravena, is made from 100 tons of waste dismantled from the 2015 Art Biennale.
TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE

Curtis W. Fentress

Film25. May 2016
By: John Hill
Fentress Architects: Denver International Airport (Photo: Screenshot)
The fifth installment in an interview series that explores the philosophical concerns of architects exhibiting at "TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE," a collateral event at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, features architects Curtis W. Fentress of the global design firm Fentress Architects.