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17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
22 May - 21 Nov 2021
Press Material
08 Apr 2021
Oræ – Experiences on the Border, a project by Fabrice Aragno, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille and Pierre Szczepski at the Swiss Pavilion

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Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Project team for the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May 2021. Left to right, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski. Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally
Project team for the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May 2021. Left to right, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski. Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally
Installation view of “oræ – Experiences on the Border” at the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally © Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepsk
Project team for the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May 2021. Left to right, Pierre Szczepski, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille and Fabrice Aragno. Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally
Project team for the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May 2021. Left to right, Pierre Szczepski, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille and Fabrice Aragno. Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally
Project team for the Swiss Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May 2021. Left to right, Pierre Szczepski, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille and Fabrice Aragno. Photo: KEYSTONE/Gaëtan Bally
Basel — Work with model in Basel © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Basel — Work with model in Basel © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Blackboard — Blackboard in the Geneva’s studio © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Blackboard — Blackboard in the Geneva’s studio © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Gondo — Photo of the group during the on-site work in Gondo © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Gondo — Photo of the group during the on-site work in Gondo © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Models — Models in the Geneva’s studio © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Models — Models in the Geneva’s studio © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Mobile forum — Mobile forum in Pratteln, 2021 © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Mobile forum — Mobile forum in Pratteln, 2021 © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Pratteln— Mobile forum with inhabitants in Pratteln © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Pratteln— Mobile forum with inhabitants in Pratteln © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Chiasso — Work with inhabitants in the mobile forum in Chiasso, 2021 © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Chiasso — Work with inhabitants in the mobile forum in Chiasso, 2021 © Swiss Pavilion's team of the Venice Architecture Biennale
Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski (from left to right), team responsible for the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. Photo: Pro Helvetia / KEYSTONE / Gaëtan Bally.

Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski (from left to right), team responsible for the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. Photo: Pro Helvetia / KEYSTONE / Gaëtan Bally.

Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski (from left to right), team responsible for the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. Photo: Pro Helvetia / KEYST
Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski (from left to right), team responsible for the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. Photo: Pro Helvetia / KEYSTONE / Gaëtan Bally.

Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski (from left to right), team responsible for the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. Photo: Pro Helvetia / KEYSTONE / Gaëtan Bally.

Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski (from left to right), team responsible for the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2020. Photo: Pro Helvetia / KEYST
Le laboratoire d’architecture (Vanessa Lacaille, Mounir Ayoub), Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski - Project for the Swiss Pavilion 2021 Copyright - © Le laboratoire d’architecture
Le laboratoire d’architecture (Vanessa Lacaille, Mounir Ayoub), Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski - Project for the Swiss Pavilion 2021 Copyright - © Le laboratoire d’architecture
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