Venice - Biennial

16th Venice Architecture Biennale: Freespace

Arsenale and Giardini

26 May 201825 Nov 2018

Running May 26th to November 25th 2018 at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition is titled “FREESPACE” and is curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, chaired by Paolo Baratta. The preview will take place on May 24th and 25th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 26th 2018.

«With the aim of promoting the “desire” of architecture», President Baratta explained that this edition focuses on the question of space, the quality of space, open and free space. The fundamental parameter of reference is indicated with great clarity.

The Exhibition develops from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and will include 71 participants.

The 71 participants will be joined by others gathered in two Special Sections: the first numbering, 16 participants, is titled Close Encounter, meetings with remarkable projects and will present works that originate in a reflection on well-known buildings of the past; the second which counts, 12 participants, and is titled The Practice of Teaching, will collect projects developed as part of teaching experiences.


  • © Andrea Avezzu. Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia © Andrea Avezzu. Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

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Arsenale and Giardini Venice, 30121 Italy