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2016 Venice Biennale: Spanish Pavilion, "Unfinished"

Iñaqui Carnicero, Carlos Quintáns

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The Spanish Pavilion

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"Unfinished" won The Golden Lion for Best National Participation.

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The exhibition consists of nearly 67 proposals and 7 photographic series presenting answers to the problems arising in Spain after the housing boom post crisis. The inherited situation has led to many architectural studies to reflect on the passage of time in architecture and to respond from the serenity and wisdom against the excesses of the past.

The proposal of the Spanish pavilion responds to the mission statement of the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the curator of the 15. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – La Biennale di Venezia, who aims to present a combative and decisive architecture that managed to solve the major challenges the world is facing today.

Concepts such as reassignment, adaptability or reappropriation, among others, appear in in the projects selected by the Spanish Pavilion for the exhibition, offering a new vision of how the Spanish architects have reflected and reacted with new strategies.
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