For the Biennale Rem Koolhaas proposes an incredible journey through architecture, from the past to the future, starting from 'Fundamentals'.
This year Venice Biennale
turns into a real reserch platform that involves each sector. Opened to the public from June 7th 2014
, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
integrates every sector of the Biennale
in an interesting distinct project that has the ambition to become a research laboratory, a Biennale addressed not only to experts and specialists but to the entire public who will be carried away in a fantastic journey discovering the elements of the buildings that surround us and reflect a humanity always more complex.
It took 2 years of studies for Rem Koolhas
, one of the most acclaimed Dutch architects in the world, to present 'Fundamentals
' , the exhibition that explores architecture basis,from past to present and beyond to the future.
The Central Pavilion of the Biennale Giardini
, curated by Rem koolhas
, turns into an amazing encyclopedic digression where you will find floors, walls, roofs, doors, windows, balconies, façades, corridors, fireplaces, services, stairs, escalators and so on. Therefore, all the Elements of Architecture
are on display, confirming the curator's will: Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects. Inside rooms dedicated each one to a different element, there's a comparison between different examples of parts of a building from the past, the present and the future, elements used inevitably by any architect, anywhere, anytime.
The aim is the same for 'Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014
', the exhibition section that involves the National Pavilions
: each country has been asked to think about the architecture elements which have characterized their boundaries and in which way they have absorbed modernity.
On the other side, Corderie dell'Arsenale
focuses on the Italian context
. The exhibition includes 82 movies, 41 research project and an original fusion of architecture with all the other sectors of the Biennale: Cinema, Dance, Music
. Each research project of Monditalia
, title of the exhibition, shows unique and specific themes but all together they give an extraordinary portrait of the entire country.
Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, 7th June > 23rd November 2014
Opening times: 10 am – 6 pm
Opening times of the Arsenale venue: 10 am - 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays until 27th September
Closed on Mondays (except June 9 and November 17, 2014)
Special 2days -full price € 30 (pass valid for two consecutive days for both venues)
Special 2days -concession for Under 26 € 22 (pass valid for two consecutive days for both venues)
Regular -full price € 25 (ticket valid for a single entry to each venue also on non-consecutive days)
Concession € 22 (for card holders: COOP, CNAPPC, CTS, ISIC, ITIC, FAI, Touring Club, Cinema Più, Venice Card -Adult/Junior/San Marco-, Rolling Venice Card, Carta Giovani, Arca–Enel, Trenitalia with a Freccia Argento/Bianca ticket, destination Venice (dated no more than 3 days) and CartaFRECCIA members)
Concession € 20 (for Over 65, military forces, City of Venice residents, on production of tickets for the 9th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, the 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music, and subscriptions for the 71st Venice International Film Festival)
Students / Under 26 € 15 (university card or ID card required)