The 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012 is directed by the architect David Chipperfield. The show is titled Common Ground and takes place from August 28 until November 25, 2012 in Venice, Italy. 119 architects, photographers, artists, critics and scholars present 69 projects in the biennial’s Central Pavilion at the Giardini and in the Arsenale. Many of the projects have been specifically created for this exhibition.
The title Common Ground expresses that David Chipperfield wanted to put the emphasize on what we have in common:
“Above all, the ambition of Common Ground is to reassert the existence of an architectural culture, made up not just of singular talents but a rich continuity of diverse ideas united in a common history, common ambitions, common predicaments and ideals.”
Venice is itself an architectural exhibition. So every Architecture Biennale starts with the ride through the Grand Canal to the two venues Arsenale and Giardini. This video provides you with a tour of the exhibition on the professional day. Coverage of the national pavilions will follow soon. Among the participants are architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Norman Foster, Märkli Architekt, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and OMA, as well as artists such as Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, and Olafur Eliasson. The show runs until November 25, 2012.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2012: Common Ground. 13th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Arsenale and Central Pavilion at the Giardini, August 27, 2012.
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