the trick with the arsenale…

…the trick with the Arsenale venue is to visit late in the Biennale season…say October and to go early just before it opens. When it does you can go in, sweep through and start at the far end of the exhibition (it’s a vast space) working backwards. Doing so you get to see everything with almost no other people “getting in the way”…,i recommend it…even though maybe that’s not the way the curator intended you to view it!

Gateway” installation by Norman Foster

Gateway” installation by Norman Foster -is a full on onslaught of images and words, representing different types of buildings and spaces, criss-crossed with the names of the architects, designers and planners that have influenced our built environment over the years.

Vessel” by O’donnell and Tuomey – a site specific work that really occupies it’s space…which is not easy in the arsenale…

The Museum of Copying“, curated by British architect’s FAT exploring the concept of copying in architecture.

Architecture and its Affects” by Farshid Moussavi Architecture

Elbphilharmonie” by Herzog & de Meuron – The Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall on top of a former industry in Hamburg, which also includes a 250 room five-star hotel, and 47 apartments. The project, in a very advanced state, remains halted since last year due to legal issues with the contractor (more).

other posts on Venice Architecture Biennale 2012:

architecture biennale architecture

biennale and other priorities

spaces in between

islands of LA and other installations

One response to “the trick with the arsenale…

  1. Pingback: tiny thai pavilions… | mvp – work in progress

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