Venice Architecture Biennale Postponed Due To Coronavirus Fears

Venice Architecture Biennale

The 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and will now be held from Saturday, August 29th through Sunday, November 29th, instead of from May 23rd through November 29th, as previously announced. The Event showcases global design practitioners. and is the leading international event for cutting-edge building design. The event invites architects and institutions from over 60 countries to participate.

In its announcement, the Biennale states:

The new dates for the Biennale Architettura have been established as a consequence of the recent precautionary measures in the matter of mobility taken by the governments of a growing number of countries around the world, which will have a domino effect on the movement of people and works in coming weeks.

This decision, the Biennale writes, serves to avoid the jeopardizing of the exhibition’s quality. The initial phases in organizing the exhibition “involves architects and institutions from over 60 countries on all continents.” As such, obstacles in travel would pose overwhelming challenges in realizing a complete production. In the spirit of excellence, this decision seems to be the wisest path to a fruitful outcome in August.

For a look at the list of participants in the Venice Architecture Biennale see below

The list of participants for the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice have been announced by Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale di Venezia, and Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Biennale.

In total, the event will bring together 114 designers and architecture firms whose work will be laid out across a collection of themed blocks focusing on topics that grow from those encompassing the technological and political realities of the human body to ones that include the United Nations and global ecological regions and systems.

Describing the goal of the biennale, Sarkis explains in a statement, “We need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together.”

Chicago architects Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner were selected in 2019 as the curators for the United States Pavilion at the Biennale. The pair’s exhibition, American Framing, is set to explore “the conditions and consequences of American wood-framed construction,” according to a press release.

The full list of participants for the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice follows:

Arsenale  Venice Architecture Biennale

WDCH Dreams, renderings by Refik Anadol Studio

“Among Diverse Beings”

Allan Wexler Studio (New York, USA) Allan Wexler
Ani Liu (New York, USA)
Azra Aksamija (Cambridge, USA)
FABER FUTURES (London, UK) Natsai Audrey Chieza
Lucy McRae (Los Angeles, USA)
MAEID [Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] (Vienna, Austria) Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme
Modem (Oakland, USA) Nicholas de Monchaux, Kathryn Moll
Parsons & Charlesworth (Chicago, USA) Tim Parsons, Jessica Charlesworth
Peju Alatise (Lagos, Nigeria)
Philip Beesley Architect and Living Architecture Systems Group (Toronto, Canada) Philip Beesley
Refik Anadol Studio (Los Angeles, USA) Refik Anadol
Studio Libertiny (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Tomas Libertiny
Studio Ossidiana (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Milan, Italy) Giovanni Bellotti, Alessandra Covini
The Living (New York, USA) David Benjamin

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland) + Self-­Assembly Lab, MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, US) Rock Print, 2015 Photo Steve Hall, Copyright Hedrich Blessing Courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

“As New Households”

Achim Menges / ICD University of Stuttgart and Jan Knippers / ITKE University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany) Achim Menges, Jan Knippers
Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal) Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus
AL_A (London, UK) Amanda Levete, Ho-Yin Ng, Alice Dietsch, Maximiliano Arrocet
Alison Brooks Architects (London, UK) Alison Brooks
Atelier RITA (Paris, France) Valentine Guichardaz-Versini
BAAG Buenos Aires Arquitectura Grupal (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Griselda Balian, Gastón Noriega, Gabriel Monteleone
ecoLogicStudio (London, UK) Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto
Farshid Moussavi Architecture (London, UK) Farshid Moussavi
Fernanda Canales (Mexico City, Mexico)
gad · line+ studio (Hangzhou, China) Fanhao Meng
Gramazio Kohler Architects / NCCR DFAB (Zürich, Switzerland) Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
K63.STUDIO (Nairobi, Kenya, Vancouver, Canada) Osborne Macharia
leonmarcial arquitectos (Lima, Peru) Alexia Leon, Lucho Marcial
Leopold Banchini Architects (Geneva, Switzerland) Leopold Banchini
LIN Architects Urbanists (Berlin, Germany, Paris, France) Finn Geipel
Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture (Paris, France) Lina Ghotmeh
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT (Barcelona, Spain) Benedetta Tagliabue, Elena Nedelcu, Joan Callís
nicolas laisné architectes (Montreuil, France) Nicolas Laisné
OPAFORM architects (Bergen, Norway) Marina Bauer, Espen Folgerø
Open Systems Lab (London, UK) Alastair Parvin)
ROJO / FERNÁNDEZ-SHAW, arquitectos (Madrid, Spain) Begoña Fernadez-Shaw, Luis Rojo
Sahel Alhiyari Architects (Amman, Jordan) Sahel Alhiyari
SsD (Seoul, Korea, New York, USA) Jinhee Park
THE OPEN WORKSHOP (San Francisco, USA, Toronto, Canada) Neeraj Bhatia, Antje Steinmuller

The Model Home project by NADAAA. Image courtesy of NADAA. Venice Architecture Biennale

“As Emerging Communities”

antonas office (Athens, Greece, Berlin, Germany) Aristide Antonas
Arquitectura Expandida (Bogotá, Colombia) Ana López Ortego, Harold Guyaux, Felipe González González, Viviana Parada Camargo
atelier masōmī (Niamey, Niger) Mariam Kamara
Bouroullec Brothers (Paris, France) Erwan Bouroullec, Ronan Bouroullec
Cohabitation Strategies (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Lucia Babina, Emiliano Gandolfi, Gabriela Rendon, Miguel Robles Duran
doxiadis+ (Athens, Greece) Thomas Doxiadis
EFFEKT (Copenhagen, Denmark) Sinus Lynge, Tue Foged
ELEMENTAL (Santiago de Chile, Chile) Alejandro Aravena, Victor Oddó, Gonzalo Arteaga, Diego Torres, Juan Cerda
Enlace Arquitectura (Caracas, Venezuela) Elisa Silva
Fieldoffice Architects (Yilan, Taiwan) Huang Sheng-Yuan
Han Tumertekin (Istanbul, Turkey)
Igneous Tectonics (Cambridge, USA) Cristina Parreño, Sergio Araya
Lacol (Barcelona, Spain) Ariadna Artigas, Mirko Gegundez, Lali Daví, Pol Massoni, Anna Clemente, Cristina Gamboa, Núria Vila, Jordi Miró, Ernest Garriga, Eliseu Arrufat, Laura Lluch, Lluc Hernandez, Arnau Andrés, Carles Baiges
Leong Leong (New York, USA) Dominic Leong, Christopher Leong
Manuel Herz Architects and Iwan Baan (Basel, Switzerland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Manuel Herz, Iwan Baan
NADAAA (Boston, USA) Nader Tehrani, Arthur Chang
OMA (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Reinier de Graaf
PRÁCTICA (Madrid, Spain) Jaime Daroca Guerrero, José Mayoral Moratilla, José Ramón Sierra Gómez de León
raumlaborberlin (Berlin, Germany) Andrea Hofmann, Axel Timm, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Christof Mayer, Florian Stirnemann, Francesco Apuzzo, Frauke Gerstenberg, Jan Liesegang, Markus Bader
S.E.L (Cambridge, USA, Paris, France) Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Sean Lally (Lausanne, Switzerland, Chicago, USA)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New York, USA) Colin Koop
Storia Na Lugar (Praia, Cabo Verde) Patti Anahory, Cesar Schofield Cardoso
studio L A (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Lorien Beijaert, Arna Mačkić
Superflux (London, UK) Anab Jain, Jon Ardern
TUMO Center for Creative Technologies (Yerevan, Armenia) Marie Lou Papazian, Pegor Papazian
UNStudio (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos
WOJR (Cambridge, USA) William O’Brien Jr.
Central Pavilion / Giardini

Rendering of the proposed Inuit Art Centre, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture. Image courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

“Across Borders”

AAU ANASTAS (Bethlehem, Palestine) Elias Anastas, Yousef Anastas
ACASA GRINGO CARDIA DESIGN (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Gringo Cardia with AIKAX, Takumã Kuikuro (Amazonas, MG, Brazil) and People’s Palace Projects, Paul Heritage (London, UK)
ASSET Production Studio (Berlin, Germany) Anna-Sophie Springer with Ibu Kota Kolektif (Indonesia), Yayasan Peta Bencana (Indonesia), Nashin Mahtani (Indonesia) and Armin Linke (Italy, Germany)
Atelier Marko Brajovic (São Paulo, Brazil) Marko Brajovic, Bruno Bezerra
BASE studio (Santiago, Chile) Barbara Barreda, Felipe Sepulveda
Dan Majka & Gary Setzer (Madison and Tucson, USA) Dan Majka, Gary Setzer
Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Beit Sahour, Palestine) Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal
Dogma (Brussels, Belgium) Martino Tattara, Pier Vittorio Aureli
Forensic Oceanography (London, UK) Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani
Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory (FAST) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, New York, USA)Malkit Shoshan
GFA (Sydney, Australia) Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, Urtzi Grau
Giuditta Vendrame(Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Heatherwick Studio (London, UK) Thomas Heatherwick
La Minga (Quito, Ecuador)Pablo Escudero
Lateral Office and Arctic Design Group (Toronto, Canada, Charlottesville, USA) Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Leena Cho, Matthew Jull
Matilde Cassani, Ignacio G. Galan, Ivan L. Munuera, Joel Sanders (Milan, Italy, New York, USA, Princeton, USA, New Haven, USA)
Michael Maltzan Architecture (Los Angeles, USA) Michael Maltzan
MDP Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (Paris, France) Michel Desvigne
Monsoon Assemblages and Office of Experiments (London, UK) Lindsay Bremner, Neal White
Olalekan Jeyifous (Brooklyn, USA) and Mpho Matsipa (Johannesburg, South Africa and New York, USA)
Paula Nascimento (Luanda, Angola)
Pinar Yoldas (San Diego, USA)
Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong, China) Joshua Bolchover, John Lin
Smout Allen ( London, UK) Laura Allen, Mark Smout, Geoff Manaugh
Somatic Collaborative (New York, USA) Anthony Acciavatti, Felipe Correa, Devin Dobrowolski
Studio Paola Viganò (Milan, Italy) Paola Viganò
Studio Tomás Saraceno (Berlin, Germany) Tomás Saraceno
UNLESS (Hamburg, Germany) Giulia Foscari Widmann Rezzonico
Vogt Landscape Architects (Zürich, Switzerland)Günther Vogt

Lourmel Mixed Use Housing (France) by Trévelo & Viger-Kohler Architectes Urbanistes (TVK). Image © Julien Lanoo.

“As One Planet”  Venice Architecture Biennale

Bethany Rigby (London, UK)
Cave_bureau (Nairobi, Kenya) Karanja Kabage, Stella Mutegi
Christina Agapakis, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sissel Tolaas (Boston, USA; London, UK; Berlin, Germany)
DESIGN EARTH (Cambridge and Ann Arbor, USA) Rania Ghosn, El Hadi Jazairy
Kei Kaihoh Architects (Tokyo, Japan) Kei Kaihoh
Mabe Bethônico (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Geneva, Switzerland)
OOZE and Marjetica Potrč (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Lubjiana, Slovenia) Eva Pfannes, Sylvain Hartenberg, Marjetica Potrč
Plan B Architecture & Urbanism (New Haven, USA) Joyce Hsiang, Bimal Mendis
Self-Assembly Lab (Cambridge, USA)Skylar Tibbits, Jared Laucks, Schendy Kernizan
spbr arquitetos (Sao Paolo, Brazil) Angelo Bucci
TVK (Paris, France) Pierre Alain Trévelo, Antoine Viger-Kohler
Urban Theory Lab (UTL) Harvard GSD / Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich (Cambridge, USA, Zürich, Switzerland) Neil Brenner, Christian Schmid
Weitzman School of Design (Philadelphia, USA) Richard Weller

Guest house, designed by Ai Wei Wei and HHF Architects. Image © Michael Bowman Photography

Fort Marghera
“How Will We Play Together?”

AWILDC-AWP london (London, UK, New York, USA) Alessandra Cianchetta
HAJEK & SKULL + MOLOARCHITEKTI (Prague, Czech Republic) Matej Hajek, Tereza Kucerova
HHF Architects (Basel, Switzerland) Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann, Simon Frommenwiler
Ifat Finkelman & Deborah Pinto Fdeda (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Sean Ahlquist – University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) Sean Ahlquist
Wissam Chaaya (Beirut, Lebanon)

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