The 2018 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is dedicated to Freespace – inside and out, in cities and towns. The German pavilion is about tearing down walls, while Chinese architect Xu Tiantian re-envisions the traditional teahouse.
Twenty-eight years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the architecture office GRAFT presents work in the German Pavilion in Venice that aims to break down barriers.
The top award among the 65 countries and 100 studios participating has gone to a Swiss display focused on optimal living quarters. The theme of this year's show in Italy's La Serenissima is Freespace.
She investigated the crimes of the East German secret police for a decade. Now Marianne Birthler and architecture firm Graft are set to "unbuild walls" at the German pavilion in Venice next year.
The Berlin Wall fell 28 years ago. It stood for 28 years, and 28 years before it was built, the Nazis came to power. These parallels have inspired the curators of the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
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