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Common Ground at Venice’s Architecture Biennale


By Angela Henderson

The Architecture Biennale in Venice is a showcase event of new ideas and projects from architects and designers from around the world. This year, the 13th Biennale exhibited a rich architectural culture, revealing a distinct shift from the talent of the individual to the collection of ideas united by the theme: Common Ground. Directed by David Chipperfield, the main grounds of the Biennale, located in the Giardini Pubblici (Public Gardens), featured 29 international pavilions whose shift was away from celebrity designers to broader issues of social responsibility, public space and collaboration. Continue reading

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