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15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
28 May - 27 Nov 2016
General Information
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition takes place in Venice from 28 May to 27 November 2016 (Vernissage: 26 and 27 May 2016). The main exhibition is curated by Alejandro Aravena.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has nominated Christian Kerez, architect and professor at ETH Zürich, to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland. The exhibition is curated by art historian Sandra Oehy

Art historian and architect Leïla el-Wakil from Geneva is responsible for the «Salon Suisse» 2016, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

Swiss Biennials Jury Architecture 2016

Marco Bakker, architect at Bakker & Blanc architectes, Lausanne and Zurich, and Prof. EPFL ENAC. Francesco Buzzi, Architectural Director at Buzzi studio d'architettura, Locarno. Irina Davidovici, Architect and Academic Researcher, ETH Zurich. Beatrice Galillee, Curator and Writer, New York. Isa Stürm, architect at Isa Stürm Urs Wolf SA, Zurich
 
Salon Suisse
Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil  
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Leïla el-Wakil’s concept for the «Salon Suisse» will evolve around the question of how contemporary architecture can help bridging the expanding wealth gap between the rich and poor through the means of reflecting on fundamental ideas such “tradition as modernity”, “small is beautiful” and “reuse”, and how it can participate in creating adapted guidelines for architecture in the 21st century. Hence the clear link to Alejandro Aravena’s vision for this year’s Biennial, which is to focus on the "battles to be won" to improve quality of life within the built environment.

The «Salon Suisse» will offer a space for reflection on common sense in architecture, on a kind of Existenzminimum for all, at a time marked by the greediness of some. Swiss and foreign architects, researchers, and crafts(wo)men will be invited to share their knowledge and experience on the theme of architecture for all.

Please find more information about the Salon Suisse program in the official booklet.

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 will be exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre will provide background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

Furniture sponsor: www.wbform.com
 
Swiss Pavilion
Swiss Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has nominated Christian Kerez, architect and professor at ETH Zürich, to exhibit at the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia taking place from 28 May to 27 November 2016. The exhibition is entitled «Incidental Space» and curated by art historian Sandra Oehy

Image: Christian Kerez, Incidental Space, 2015, Section CT Scan, Scan by Stefan Horber © Christian Kerez

Christian Kerez 360 Biennale Architecture, Giardini, Venice 2016 from Rudolf Robak on Vimeo.

ARCH+ features 51: Incidental Space / Diskussion from ARCH+ on Vimeo.

 

 

 
Events
past event
The exhibition «Incidental Space» curated by Sandra Oehy is part of the opening of the new Berlin office of Christian Kerez and shows works by Bas Princen und Kaufmann Gehring

Vernissage and office opening: Friday, 9 December, from 5pm
Exhibition: Saturday and Sunday, 10/11 December, 11am-5pm 
From 12-24 December the exhibition can be visited by appointment only

Location: Marienstrasse 10, 10117 Berlin, Germany

The exhibition «Incidental Space» is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

 

past event
08 Dec 2016 7:00 PM
POSITIONEN ’16 / ARCH+ Features 51 - Talk with Christian Kerez and Bas Princen
The series POSITIONEN, organized by Professor Regine Leibinger of TU Berlin, and ARCH+ Features invite you to a talk with Christian Kerez and Bas Princen, moderated by art historian Sandra Oehy and Anh-Linh Ngo, editor at ARCH+

Starting point of the conversation will be Christian Kerez' project «Incidental Space» at the Swiss Pavilion at the 15th Architecture Biennale as well as Bas Princen's photographic works. More information here

Thursday, 8 December, 7 pm

Location: TU Berlin Architekturgebäude, Room A151, Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin, Germany
past event
The LafargeHolcim Foundation invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion featuring Alejandro Aravena, Jonathan Ledgard, Milinda Pathiraja, and Robert Mardini at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Friday, 25 November 2016, 5pm

Location: Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice

The panel discussion is followed by drinks and snacks. Please register here for free.
Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil 
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Friday, 25 November 2016:



Saturday, 26 November 2016:

Please find more information about the «Salon Suisse» program in the official booklet

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 is exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre provides background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil 
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Thursday, 20 October 2016:

Friday, 21 October 2016:

Saturday, 22 October 2016:



Please find more information about the «Salon Suisse» program in the official booklet

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 is exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre provides background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
Opening: Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 6 pm 

Location: ETH Center, Main Hall

The exhibition complements the presentation of the Swiss contribution to the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice (28 May to 27 November 2016), «Incidental Space» – a project by the architect Christian Kerez together with the curator Sandra Oehy.
 
Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil 
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 is exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre provides background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Please find more information about the «Salon Suisse» program in the official booklet

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
past event
16 Jun 2016 6:30 PM
The ARCHITECTURE DURING ART Symposium

Laufen Symposion 2016 - Laufen Forum - Art Basel

"Architecture during Art" is a recurring night of thought-provoking conversations to coincide with Art Basel, established by Laufen Bathrooms AG. This year’s Symposion was developed in cooperation with the Swiss Arts Council Pro HelvetiaSandra Oehy, curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2016 and Anh-Linh Ngo, editor in chief of Arch+. Speakers include Benjamin Dillenburger, Christian Kerez and Ruy Othake. More info here.

RSVP required until Friday, June 10th
Contact: feedback@laufen.ch
Venue: Laufen Forum
Wahlenstrasse 46, CH - 4242 Laufen
Free shuttle transfer from/ to Basel SBB 17:30 / 21:00

Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil 
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Thursday, 16 June 2016:

Friday, 17 June 2016:



Please find more information about the «Salon Suisse» program in the official booklet.

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 is exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre provides background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
past event
A conference-debate on the contemporary architectural design of museums organized by Pôle muséal in collaboration with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Campo S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 810, VeniceIn English, entrance free but places limited and no reservation possible

LEGISLATING ARCHITECTURE & RELEASE ARCHITECTURE

Participants: Arno Brandlhuber, Christian Kerez, Armen Avanessian, Erica Overmeer, Christopher Roth
Moderated by: Sandra Oehy, curator of the Swiss Pavilion, and Anh-Linh Ngo, editor of ARCH+

Location: Chiesa della Misericordia, Campo de l’Abazia, 30121 Venice-Cannaregio

If you would like to attend, please register by email to performingarchitecture@goethe.de 

 

past event
28 May 2016 1:00 PM
Opening of «New Schools of Thought» at the the Palazzo Trevisan
A visit to the Palazzo Trevisan of some special guests from Liechtenstein: «New Schools of Thought», an intensive, ephemeral event exploring the borders of architectural education with short spoken inputs, critiques and performances by experts, is based on the international research project with the same name initiated at the University of Liechtenstein (www.uni.li/nest). The press release with more information now available here.
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REFRAMING BACK//IMPERATIVE CONFRONTATIONS
Official opening of the Egyptian Pavilion.
With the participation of the MAS Urban Design of ETH Zurich.

Please find more information here.

Location: Egyptian Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale - Venezia

 
past event
Press conference on the project at the Swiss Pavilion by Christian Kerez curated by Sandra Oehy. Please find the invitation to the press conference and the accrediation from here.

Location: Pavilion of Switzerland, Giardini della Biennale
past event
26 May 2016 until 27 May 2016
Vernissage of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition
The Vernissage of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice will take place on 26 and 27 May 2016 at 4pm at the Swiss Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale.
past event
Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil 
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Please find more information about the «Salon Suisse» program in the official booklet.

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 is exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre provides background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
Press Material
06 Nov 2015

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Press Contact
Switzerland: Lisa Stadler, Communication and Media Relations, Pro Helvetia,
​lstadler@prohelvetia.ch

International: Joseph Lamb, Pickles PR,
joseph@picklespr.com, +44 (0)74 322 455 65