The main characteristic of the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia 2016 is its direct gaze to architecture. In each edition the latest trends and the relentless passage of time are featured, in a sector whose creations are visible anywhere in the world. And in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition that is taking place at the iconic Italian city of the canals, the main issues of this industry´s present and future are shown until late November, under the revealing motto ‘Reporting from the front’.
Curated by Alejandro Aravena, the Biennale hosts around 200 firms and architects from around the world, in addition to national exhibitions that transport visitors to styles from north to south and from east to west of the globe. An exhibition that takes place in different areas of Venice, and among them, the prestigious Studio Marco Piva Architecture & Design has presented the exhibition “Designing the Complexity – Materials, Colors and Textures”. In collaboration with ECO CONTRACT + ECO DESIGN, several porcelain tile collections from Inalco have been selected as the best example of the possibilities of ceramic tiles serving to architects and contemporary design.
There are five core areas that host exhibitions, conferences or meetings within the exhibition: The Italian Pavilion, Central Pavilion, The Giardini, Arsenale and National Pavilions. A biennial meeting that starts from the Biennale Opening Exhibition designed by its director, in which Aravena displays visual, photographic and written components within a space surrounded by more than 100 tons of recycled materials from previous biennals.
A unique event that is reinvented every edition in both contents and approach, that is a must-visit to understand where architecture is going to and how we can join its rhythm, providing the main keys of a industry for centuries entrenched in our daily life.