new australian pavilion by denton corker marshall opens in venice
 
new australian pavilion by denton corker marshall opens in venice new australian pavilion by denton corker marshall opens in venice
apr 13, 2015

new australian pavilion by denton corker marshall opens in venice

new australian pavilion by denton corker marshall opens in venice
image © john gollings
all images courtesy of denton corker marshall

 

 

 

the australia council for the arts has unveiled a revitalized cultural home for the country at venice’s giardini della biennale. designed by melbourne-based practice denton corker marshall, the granite-clad building is the first 21st century pavilion built on the site, and replaces the previous structure completed by philip cox in 1988.

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the granite-clad building is the first 21st century pavilion built on the historic site
image © john gollings

 

 

 

conceived as a white volume set within a black box, the scheme seeks to embody a singular, contemporary aesthetic designed to appear as a sculptural object integrated within the giardini’s historic landscape. a key feature of the project are the façade’s operable panels that open and close according to the needs of the individual exhibition.

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the façade’s operable panels that open and close according to the needs of the exhibition
image © john gollings

 

 

 

the space will be inaugurated at the city’s 56th international art exhibition by australia’s artist representative fiona hall. her work, which encompasses a range of media from sculpture to video art, will create a multisensory experience of sights and sounds with her installation titled ‘wrong way time’.

 

the 2015 venice art biennale runs from may 9 to november 22, 2015.

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the entrance to the pavilion
image © john gollings

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the foyer leading into the primary exhibition space
image © john gollings

denton corker marshall new australian pavilion venice biennale designboom
the space will be inaugurated at venice’s 56th international art exhibition
image © john gollings

  • Looks interesting; love the flippy out bits that work hard to add some humour to the U-boat pen look and flick the bird at gravity. I also love that black tongue of an awning poking out with ‘A U S T R A L I A; stamped on its tip. Nice work and the loss of another Cox I don’t know whether to laugh or light a candle.

    Adam Brocklehurst says:
  • This is the pavilion to the Australian immigration policy right?

    idle_crane says:

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