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One Hundred Tons of Waste for the Venice Biennale


One Hundred Tons of Waste for the Venice Biennale 

Did you know that the introductory rooms of the 2016 Biennale Architettura  were built with 100 tons of material generated by the dismantling of the previous Biennale? 10,000 sq.m of plaster board and 14 km of metal studs: this is what the visitor will see stepping inside of Biennale’s Arsenale hall this year.

Yes, surprising and eye-catching! In the very first hall, you will see hundreds of metal suspended vertically from the ceiling. This exhibit is curated by Alejandro Aravena, the curator of the whole Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, and carries a very strong message. 

Indeed, entitled “Reporting from the Front” and curated by the Pritzker winner architect from Chile, Aravena, this year’s Biennale explores how architecture can actually help people improving quality of their lives instead of simply dazzling them with striking forms. Such issues as cost, waste and other “simple” question are essentially the blueprint for each installation of the show.

Beginning with recycling was a good idea! Stay tuned to see more form Venice in our next posts.

Maria Novozhilova

twitter: @NovozhilovaM