The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale has officially announced its Director for 2016 as Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. This year’s 15th annual exhibition is focused on addressing the disparity between architecture and social need.
“There are several battles that need to be won and several frontiers that need to be expanded in order to improve the quality of the built environment and consequently people’s quality of life,” said Aravena. “We would like to show that in the permanent debate about the quality of the built environment, there is not only a need but also room for action.”
The 15th annual architecture exhibition in Venice will run from 28 May to 27 November 2016. In direct contrast to last year’s director, Rem Koolhas, Aravena’s approach is based in addressing pressing real world issues. Most known for his social housing with Elemental, defining itself as a “Do Tank that seeks to upgrade people’s quality of life.”
Click here to read the full article on Deezen