La Biennale di Venezia 2018
16th International Architecture Exhibition
preview: 24th and 25th May 2018
curated by: Yvonne Farrell und Shelley McNamara.
Exhibition: 26.05. – 25.11.2018
Arsenale and Giardini



12 Collateral Events are scheduled for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition titled FREESPACE, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta (preview on May 24th and 25th 2018), open to the public from May 26th to November 25th 2018.

The Collateral Events, which are admitted by the curator and promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions, take place in several locations; they offer a wide range of contributions and participations that enrich the diversity of voices that characterizes La Biennale di Venezia.

Biennale Architettura 2018

“Freespace describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself.
Freespace focuses on architecture’s ability to provide free and additional spatial gifts to those who use it and on its ability to address the unspoken wishes of strangers.
Freespace celebrates architecture’s capacity to find additional and unexpected generosity in each project – even within the most private, defensive, exclusive or commercially restricted conditions.
Freespace provides the opportunity to emphasise nature’s free gifts of light – sunlight and moonlight, air, gravity, materials – natural and man-made resources.
Freespace encourages reviewing ways of thinking, new ways of seeing the world, of inventing solutions where architecture provides for the well being and dignity of each citizen of this fragile planet.
Freespace can be a space for opportunity, a democratic space, un-programmed and free for uses not yet conceived. There is an exchange between people and buildings that happens, even if not intended or designed, so buildings themselves find ways of sharing and engaging with people over time, long after the architect has left the scene.
Architecture has an active as well as a passive life.
Freespace encompasses freedom to imagine, the free space of time and memory, binding past, present and future together, building on inherited cultural layers, weaving the archaic with the contemporary.”





Biennale Architettura 2018
Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2018 | 13 Uhr
Eröffnung Österreichischer Pavillon
Do, 24.05.2018 | 15 Uhr
Am Podium:
Gernot Blümel, Bundesminister für EU, Kunst, Kultur und Medien
Verena Konrad, Kuratorin und Kommissarin des Osterreich-Beitrages
für die Architektur-Biennale 2018
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, LAAC
Dieter Henke, Marta Schreieck, Henke Schreieck
Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh, Sagmeister & Walsh
Sa, 26.05.2018 – So, 25.11.2018
Giardini, Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venezia, Italien

Eröffnung des Österreich-Pavillons auf der
Architektur-Biennale 2018 in Venedig
Der Österreich-Beitrag Thoughts Form Matter ist ein Plädoyer für die Kraft von Architektur als intellektuelle Auseinandersetzung mit der Welt und für die Freiheit, Räume auch abseits funktionalistischer und ökonomischer Zwänge zu denken. LAAC, Henke Schreieck und Sagmeister & Walsh schaffen eine konzeptuell und materiell vielschichtige Rauminstallation, in der Innen und Außen, Vertikal und Horizontal, der historische Pavillon und zeitgenössische Architektur- und Designsprachen aufeinander treffen.
Thoughts Form Matter lässt räumliche Metaphern entstehen. Begriffe wie „Abweichung“, „Atmosphäre“ und „Schönheit“ materialisieren sich in einer dreiteiligen, ineinander greifenden Rauminstallation. Die drei Teams deuten das Generalthema der Architektur-Biennale „Freespace“ sowohl als räumliches als auch ideelles Konstrukt, als komplex dynamisches System, als wandlungsfähige Sphäre, geprägt durch Koexistenz.




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