Venice Biennale 2012: Architecture Review
The 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, directed by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground, closed on 25th November 2012, attracting 178,000 visitors. Here’s a selection of some of the most interesting installations.
From Arsenale: The Torre David Gran Horizonte installation - which garnered a Golden Lion for best project - by Urban Think Tank studio shows a documentary and photographs about the abandoned office building that is occupied by inhabitants of the Caracas favelas. An ambiguous installation that showcases a typical restaurant that could be located in the vertical slum lends itself to multiple, varied, and contradictory readings. The installation and the prize were disowned both by the government of Venezuela and the association of architects in that country.