Bienal de Arquitetura de Veneza

A Bienal de Arquitetura de Veneza (em italiano: Mostra di Architettura di Venezia), a seção de arquitetura da Bienal de Veneza, foi estabelecida em 1980, embora arquitetura tenha sido parte da bienal de artes desde 1968.

Abordando o lado acadêmico da arquitetura, a bienal é também uma ocasião onde nomes de destaque em arquitetura e projeto podem mostrar suas novas criações, organizadas em diferentes pavilhões, cada qual com diferentes temas.



On the subject of the Stucky Mill. Magazzini del Sale at the Zattere. Curated by the Visual Arts and Architecture Section of the Biennale, directed by Vittorio Gregotti.


Werkbund 1907. The Origins of Design; Rationalism and Architecture in Italy during the fascist period; Europe-America, old city centre, suburbia; Ettore Sottsass, an Italian designer. Ca' Pesaro, San Lorenzo, Magazzini del Sale, Cini Foundation. Director. Vittorio Gregotti.


Utopia and the Crisis of Anti-Nature. Architectural Intentions in Italy. Magazzini del Sale, Zattere. Director: Vittorio Gregotti.


Theatre of the World. The Dogana at the end of the Zattere, created by Aldo Rossi for the Architecture and Theatre Sections of the Biennale in occasion of the exhibition Venice and the Stage (winter 1979–80).


The 1st International Architecture Exhibition: The presence of the Past. Included the Strada Novissima exhibition at the Corderie dell'Arsenale, and exhibitions on Antonio Basile, the architect; The Banal Object. An Exhibition of Critics. An Exhibition of Young Architects. Homage to Gardella, Ridolfi and Johnson. Director of the Architecture Section: Paolo Portoghesi.


The 2nd International Architecture Exhibition: Architecture in Islamic Countries. Italian Pavilion at the Castello Gardens (director: Paolo Portoghesi).


The 3rd International Architecture Exhibition: Venice Project, international competition, Castello Gardens. Director: Aldo Rossi.


The 4th International Architecture Exhibition: Hendrik Petrus Berlage—Drawings. Villa Farsetti, Santa Maria di Sala. Director: Aldo Rossi.


Italian Pavilion. 12 project designs for the Venice Biennale. National competition, Doge's Palace. Director: Francesco Dal Co.


The 5th International Architecture Exhibition. Castello Gardens. National pavilions: Forty Architects for the 90s; exhibition of project designs for A Gateway to Venice; exhibition of project designs for the Italian Pavilion; new Bookshop Pavilion designed by James Stirling. Corderie dell'Arsenale: The Venice Prize, an encounter of 43 schools of architecture; exhibition of projects for the new Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido (director: Francesco Dal Co).

United States Pavilion:[1] Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry.
The similarities and differences between the work of architects Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry. Organized by: The Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, New York


Architecture: Modernity and the sacred space. Old Granaries on the Giudecca. Curator: Paolo Portoghesi.


The 6th International Architecture Exhibition. Castello Gardens. Directed by Hans Hollein. The main exhibition was titled Sensing the Future—The Architect as sismógrafo and covered some thirty contemporary masters of architecture.

United States Pavilion:[1] Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture.
The Walt Disney Company has inspired and commissioned the work of many of the leading architects of our day for its hotels, productions, facilities, office buildings, sports facilities and housing developments. Organized by: Disney Imagineering, and The Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, New York. Commissioner: Thomas Krens


The 7th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Massimiliano Fuksas and titled Less Aesthetics, More Ethics (Castello Gardens and Arsenale—from June 18 to October 29).

National Pavilions and Curators:

United States Pavilion:[1] ARCHitecture LABoratories with Columbia University and UCLA.
Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid, respectively, transformed the U.S. Pavilion into a research laboratory designed to investigate, produce, and present a broad scope of new architectural schemes. A central theme of the studio program was new technology and its application to contemporary housing and other building archetypes. Organized by: The Fundação Solomon R. Guggenheim. Commissioner: Max Hollein


The 8th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Deyan Sudjic and titled Next (Castello Gardens and Arsenale—September 8 to November 3) and attracted over 100,000 visitors.

National Pavilions:

United States Pavilion:[1]World Trade Center.


The 9th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Kurt W. Forster and titled METAMORPH (September 12–November 7). The exhibition attracted over 115,000 visitors.

National Pavilions:


The 10th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Richard Burdett. The exhibition was titled Cities, architecture and society. (September 10 to November 19). The collateral section City-Port was held in Palermo until January 14, 2007. The exhibition attracted over 130,000 visitors.

Lion Awards::[2]

  • Golden Lion—Best National Pavilions: Denmark for CO-EVOLUTION, Danish/Chinese collaboration on sustainable urban development in China, by young Danish architectural practices COBE, CEBRA, Transform and Effekt.
  • Golden Lion—Cities: Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Golden Lion—Urban Projects: Javier Sanchez/ Higuera + Sanchez for the housing project "Brazil 44" in Mexico City.
  • Special Award—Schools of Architecture: I Facoltà di Architettura Politecnico di Torino, for a project on Bombay.
  • Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Richard Rogers

National Pavilions:


The 11th International Architecture Exhibition, titled Out There: Architecture Beyond Building. September 14 to Sunday, November 23, 2008. At the Arsenale and Giardini exhibition venues. Directed by Aaron Betsky.

Lion Awards:[3]

  • Golden Lion for Best National Participation: Nicolas Grospierre and Kobas Laksa of the Polish pavilion with Hotel Polonia—The afterlife of buildings
  • Golden Lion for Best Installation Project: Greg Lynn
  • Silver Lion for a Promising Young Architect: Elemental of Chile
  • Special Golden Lion for lifetime achievement: James S. Ackerman

National Pavilions:


The 12th International Architecture Exhibition, titled "People meet in architecture". August 29 to November 21, 2010. At the Arsenale and Giardini exhibition venues. Directed by Kazuyo Sejima.

Lion Awards:[4]

  • Golden Lion for Best National Participation: Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain Urban Research Team, Camille Zakharia and Mohammed Bu Ali)
  • Golden Lion for Best Project: Jun'ya Ishigami and Associates, Japan
  • Silver Lion for Promising Young Participant: Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen + Bas Princen
  • Golden Lion for lifetime achievement: Rem Koolhaas
  • Golden Lion in memoriam: Kazuo Shinohara


The 13th International Architecture Exhibition, titled "Common Ground". 29 August to 25 November 2012. Directed by David Chipperfield.


  1. a b c d e f g United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
  2. «10th International Architecture Exhibition: Official Awards». Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia. Consultado em 30 de outubro de 2009 
  3. «The kingdom of architectural visions closes its doors». World Architecture News. Consultado em 30 de outubro de 2009 
  4. «Official Awards of the 12th Intl. Architecture Exhibitions». Venice Biennale of Architecture. Consultado em 30 de agosto de 2010 

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