ryue nishizawa: istanbul art biennale 2011 pavilion design
ryue nishizawa: istanbul art biennale 2011 pavilion design ryue nishizawa: istanbul art biennale 2011 pavilion design
oct 11, 2011

ryue nishizawa: istanbul art biennale 2011 pavilion design

pavilion design of the 12th istanbul art biennale by ryue nishizawa in istanbul, turkey image © designboom

for the 12th istanbul art biennale, japanese architect ryue nishizawa has designed three floors of exhibition space in the coastal warehouses along the turkish city’ bosphorous river, next to the istanbul museum of modern art. accommodating the works of 56 individual artists and 5 group shows, the design consists of a number of freestanding pavilions of various sizes that provide an adjustable and independent space for each work being featured.

taking advantage of the wide open spaces of antrepo no. 3 and no. 5, the venue design introduces a level of density through the collection of box-like rooms which resemble shipping containers in their industrial finish. the height and footprint of each pavilion varies, catering to a wide spectrum of work and their individual qualities. in addition to housing mechanical equipment away from views, the network of interstitial space generated between the rooms serve as circulation routes, acting as a form of ‘path of desire’ between exhibitions. this neutral organization enables visitors to experience the biennale in a free and personal fashion.

to see our coverage of the works being featured in this year’s biennale, click here.

free standing pavilions divide the industrial space into small galleries image © designboom

external views of arranged pavilions image © designboom

view through the individual spaces image © designboom

views of the interior exhibition space images © office of ryue nishizawa

a view of the freestanding structures in the context of the industrial spaceimage © designboom

exterior finish of pavilions image © office of ryue nishizawa

interstitial space between two pavilions image courtesy istanbul art biennale image © mahmut ceylan

model of antrepo 3 / first floor image © designboom

model of antrepo 5 / ground floor image © designboom

model of antrepo 5 / first floor image © designboom

rendered view of exhibition space image © office of ryue nishizawa

floor plan / level +1 of antrepo 3 image © office of ryue nishizawa

floor plan / level 0 of antrepo 5 image © office of ryue nishizawa

floor plan / level +1 of antrepo 5 image © office of ryue nishizawa

project info: client: istanbul biennale director: bige orer curators: adriano pedrosa, jens hoffman

design team: yumiko tokuno, taeko nakatsubo structural engineer: hiroki osanai executive architect: duygu dogan assistant of executive architect: yasar kayhan construction company: ozsoy insaat

  • never ceases to amaze with such a light hand

    toronto says:

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