11th International Architecture Exhibition

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The 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, was held at the Arsenale and Giardini exhibition venues. It took place from September 14 to Sunday, November 23, 2008, and was directed by Aaron Betsky.

Awards[edit]

The recipients of the prestigious Lion Awards were:[1]

  • Golden Lion - Best National Participation: Nicolas Grospierre and Kobas Laksa of the Polish pavilion with Hotel Polonia - The afterlife of buildings, a witty and polemic vision of the probable future of buildings
  • Golden Lion - Best Installation Project: Greg Lynn for his experimental recycled-toys furniture that according to the jury "best embodied the Biennale theme."
  • Silver Lion for a Promising Young Architect: Elemental of Chile for the expert architectural intelligence applied to the context of low cost housing.
  • Special Golden Lion for lifetime achievement: James S. Ackerman, the first historian of Architecture to receive this award.

National pavilions and curators[edit]

  • Germany: Updating Germany - 100 Projects for a Better Future. Curated by Friedrich von Borries and Matthias Böttger
  • United States: Into the Open: Positioning Practice:[2] 16 architectural groups focus on the increasing interest in civic engagement in American architectural practice, and examines the means by which a new generation is reclaiming a role in shaping community and the built environment. Curated by William Menking, Aaron Levy, and Andrew Sturm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The kingdom of architectural visions closes its doors". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  2. ^ "United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale". Guggenheim-venice.it. Retrieved 2014-01-22.