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13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
Events
18 Oct 2012 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Salon Suisse - Film evening
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

Following the design and construction of the 100,000-seat National Stadium for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games over a five year period, this documentary shows how Herzog and de Meuron, the Basel-based architects, found themselves working with China’s largest state construction company, artist and architect Ai Wei Wei, lawyers, and countless government bureaucrats. It explores the complex and often difficult negotiations and communications between two cultures, two architectural traditions and two political systems.