What about Biennale Architettura 2021 at Giardini?
The Giardini is the traditional venue of the Biennale since its first edition in 1895. Giardini in italian means Gardens and were created under the Napoleonic domination in the beginning of 19th Century. In 1907 beside the Padiglione Centrale it has been decided to add Pavilions for foreign participations.
How many are the Foreign Pavilions?
The Giardini nowadays have 29 Pavilions belonging to foreign countries. Some of them are built by famous architects, such as Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Carlo Scarpa, Josef Hoffmann, and Alvar Aalto.
When the Foreign Pavilions were built?
This is a chronological list of of construction:
1907 Belgium, 1909 Hungary, 1909 Germany rebuilt in 1938, 1909 Great Britain, 1912 France, 1912 Netherlands rebuilt in 1953, 1914 Russia, 1922 Spain, 1926 Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, 1930 USA, 1932 Denmark, Venice Pavilion, 1934 Austria, 1934 Greece, 1952 Israel, 1952 Switzerland, 1954 Venezuela, 1956 Japan, 1956 Finland, 1958 Canada, 1960 Uruguay, 1962 Sweden, Norway, Finland, 1964 Brazil, 1987 Australia, rebuilt in 2015, 1995 South Korea.
What about my photo?
Here you can enjoy the pics I made at Giardini 17th Edition of International Architecture Exhibition, it’s a real virtual tour of the main exhibition areas.
You can enjoy the Arsenale pics of the Biennale Architettura here
Text and photo by Davide Calenda