FREE BIENNALE TOUR – Reporting from the front, Arsenale

FREE BIENNALE TOUR – Reporting from the front, Arsenale

On November the 19th, we will offer a guided tour at the Arsenale, the core exhibition of Reporting from the Front in the Corderie. Meeting point at 2:45 at the Entrance. Visitors just need to provide their Biennale tickets and become members of our Association ( 5-euro/each), which are not included in our free service. RESERVATION REQUIRED . Book your place sending an e-mail to...
NEW PROJECT – FONDACO DEI TEDESCHI

NEW PROJECT – FONDACO DEI TEDESCHI

First constructed in 1228, and located at the foot of the Rialto Bridge across from the fish market, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi is one of Venice’s largest and most recognizable buildings. It was used as a trading post for German merchants, a customs house under Napoleon, and a post office under Mussolini. Depicted by Canaletto and other masters, and photographed countless times as the impressive but anonymous backdrop of the Rialto bridge, the Fondaco stands as a mute witness of the Venetian mercantile era, its role diminished with the progressive depopulation of Venice. OMA’s renovation scheme is based on a finite number of strategic interventions and vertical distribution devices that support the new program and define a sequence of public spaces and paths. Each intervention is conceived as an excavation through the existing mass, liberating new perspectives and unveiling the real substance of the building to its visitors, as an accumulation of authenticities. The project – composed of both architecture and programming – opens the courtyard piazza to pedestrians, maintaining its historical role of covered urban ‘campo’. The new rooftop is created by the renovation of the existing 19th Century pavilion, standing over a new steel and glass floor which hovers above the central courtyard, and by the addition of a large wooden terrace with spectacular views over the city. The rooftop, together with the courtyard below, will become public venues, open to the city and accessible at all times.  ...
NEW EVENT – LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA ARCHITETTURA 28.5 – 27.11 2016

NEW EVENT – LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA ARCHITETTURA 28.5 – 27.11 2016

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titledREPORTING FROM THE FRONT, is curated by Alejandro Aravena and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016 at the Giardini and the Arsenale. The International Exhibition The Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT is laid out in a unitary exhibition sequence from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and includes 88 participants from 37 different countries. 50 of them are participating for the first time, and 33 architects are under the age of 40. “The lady on the ladder who, climbing up onto the highest steps can gaze over a far broader horizon, and by doing so conquers an “expanded eye”, announces the Biennale Architettura 2016 curated by Alejandro Aravena. We immediately loved this picture – stated President Paolo Baratta – because in a way it represents La Biennale as a whole, with our attitudes and our goals. “It is also in part a counterpoint to the image chosen for the most recent Biennale Arte. The symbol selected last year by Okwui Enwezor – Baratta noted – was Paul Klee’s famous “Angelus Novus” as interpreted by Walter Benjamin; the winged angel looking backwards in shock, seeing only the past and in the past, debris and tragedy, but also insights that could be useful some day, in a future towards which the hidden forces of providence are driving him, like a wind blowing on his wings.” “What does the lady see? I think – commented Baratta -mainly desolated land comprising immense swathes of human habitation which no human could be proud of; great...
CULTURAL ACTIVITY – GUIDED TOUR IN VENICE

CULTURAL ACTIVITY – GUIDED TOUR IN VENICE

On June 15th MOVENICE visits with its members works by Carlo Scarpa and Tadao Ando realized in the heart of Venice: Foundation Querini Stampalia, Olivetti Shop and Museum Punta della Dogana. The tour is offered by MOVENICE....
NEW PROJECT – CONCERT HALL LO SQUERO

NEW PROJECT – CONCERT HALL LO SQUERO

VENICE — A new music space, the “Squero”, will become the auditorium on the island on San Giorgio Maggiore, with the opening set for April 23, said the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  The first of six concerts will see the execution of Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartet in an event organised in collaboration with the Venetian Quartet and the Asolo Musica Association.  The Giorgio Cini Foundation presented the new Venetian concert space to the press: the ‘Squero’ on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.  An ancient workshop for the reparation of ships, the building has now been transformed into a modern and appealing auditorium, thanks to the work of the architects Cattaruzza and Millosevich, and with the contribution from the Interregional Board of Education for Public Works in Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, and Friuli Venezia Giulia, as well as from the German Virginio Bruni Foundation.  The public will be able to appreciate this extraordinary place, which has a view that looks straight out over the lagoon, from April 23, when the first of six concerts will get underway which, with their partners the Venice Quartet and the Asolo Musica association, are expected to see the integral execution of Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet (April 23, May 21, June 25, September 17, October 22, November 19).  More information can be found here:  Elena Casadoro
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