Golden Lions Announced at Venice Biennale

John Hill
28. May 2016
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.

Previously it was announced that Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha would receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, though the official awarding took place at the beginning of this morning ceremony when La Biennale di Venezia President Paolo Baratta and exhibition Director Alejandro Aravanea presented him the Golden Lion. Following were announcements of the awards determined by the international jury of Hashim Sarkis (President of the Jury, Lebanon, USA), Pippo Ciorra (Italy), Sergio Fajardo(Colombia), Marisa Moreira Salles (Brazil), and Karen Stein (USA).

Golden Lion for Best National Participation:
Spain, Unfinished
Commissioner: Iñaqui Carnicero + Carlos Quintans
Curator: Carnicero + Quintans

Golden Lion for Best National Participation: Spain, Unfinished

Special Mention for National Participation (1 of 2):
Japan, en : art of nexus
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation
Curator: Yoshiyuki Yamana

Special Mention for National Participation: Japan, en : art of nexus

Special Mention for National Participation (1 of 2):
Peru, Our Amazon Frontline
Commissioner: José Orrego
Curators: Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse

Special Mention for National Participation: Peru, Our Amazon Frontline

Golden Lion for the Best Participant in the 15th International Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT:
Gabinete de Arquitectura 
(Solano Benítez; Gloria Cabral; Solanito Benítez)

Golden Lion for the Best Participant in the 15th International Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT: Gabinete de Arquitectura

Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the 15th International Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT:
NLÉ
(Kunlé Adeyemi)

Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the 15th International Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT to: NLÉ (Kunlé Adeyemi)

Special mention to the following Participant in the 15th International Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT:
Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

Special mention to the following Participant in the 15th International Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT: Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

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