The Awards of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

Words by Elena Scarpa
May 27, 2018

On Saturday May 26th the international jury of the 16th Architecture Biennale has announced the awards at Ca’ Giustinian.

The Golden Lion for Best National Participation is awarded to the Swiss Pavilion, titled “Svizzera 240: House Tour” with the architects Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg, Ani Vihervaara.

Great Britain received a special mention for “Island” by Caruso St John Architects and Marcus Taylor.

The Golden Lion for the best participant in the Freespace exhibition is given to  Eduardo Souto de Moura (Souto Moura Arquitectos – Porto, Portugal), while the Silver Lion for a promising young participant to Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu (architecten de vylder vinck taillieu – Ghent, Belgium).

Two more special mentions are: Andra Matin (andramatin – Jakarta, Indonesia) and Rahul Mehrotra (RMA – Mumbai, India; Boston, USA).

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