venice architecture biennale’s introductory room constructed with 100 tons of waste material
image © designboom

 

 

 

as the venice architecture biennale 2016 opens its doors, the ideas it wants to share with its visitors are readily apparent in its first space — the ‘introductory room’. this year’s version, titled ‘reporting from the front’, aims to share with a broader audience the different actions architects are taking to shape our world and its future — considering the profession’s profound responsibility.

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-003
the installation is built from one-hundred tons of waste material
image © designboom

 

 

 

built with the one-hundred tons of waste material generated by the dismantling of the previous biennale, the ‘introductory room’ features an installation that showcases 14 kilometers of metal studs suspended from the ceiling. complementing this, 10,000 square-meters of plaster walls divide each space and serve to show different project information. 

venice architecture biennale introductory room designboom
the ‘introductory room’ features 14km of metal studs hanging from the ceiling
image © designboom

 

 

 

with its steel curtain, the room also contains the planning of the exhibition curated by chilean architect and 2016 pritzker prize winner alejandro aravena. drawings and plans ensure that visitors are able to have a general idea of what they’re about to experience. the use of waste material from the past biennale not only calls on the idea of recycling, reusing, and upcycling, but also considers the amount of waste material generated by exhibitions once they are finished.

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-008
the work considers the amount of waste material generated by exhibitions
image © designboom

 

 

 

for more images, follow designboom on our dedicated instagram account @venice.architecture.biennale

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-002
10,000 square-meters of plaster walls divide the various spaces
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-004
the room also contains the planning of the exhibition by curator alejandro aravena
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-007
drawings and plans ensure that visitors have a general idea of what they’re about to experience
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-007
the exhibition space with its elevated ‘steel curtain’
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-008
detail of the metallic components
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-009
video information is made available to visitors
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-011
display shelves protrude from the wall panels
image © designboom

venice-architecture-biennale-2016-introductory-room-reporting-from-the-front-designboom-010
alejandro aravena’s personal documentation
image © designboom

 

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    architecture news