The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale’s introductory room is constructed with waste material. Alejandro Aravena – the curator of the this year’s architecture exhibition – build the installation from one-hundred tons of waste material. The exhibition space features 7 miles of metal studs hanging from the ceiling and 10,000 square-meters of plasterboard leftover from last year’s Art Biennale.
Alejandro Aravenas statement is easy to understand: Sustainable Architecture recollects that our resources are not endless and in our cities building lots can´t be multiplied. Careful handling of building materials and energy represent increasingly important factors in building. The use of renewable materials and space-saving building are an integral planning approach to ecologically, economically and socially sustainable construction.
A huge heap of crumpled metal is suspended vertically from the ceiling. Similarly, the walls are covered by stacks of plasterboard that incorporate display shelves.
Venice’s Art and Architecture Biennales take place on alternate years in the Arsenale and the Giardini. The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale is open to November 27th 2016. Further reflections on the exhibition:
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