Alejandro Aravena appointed Director of the 15th Biennale of Architecture 2016

Alejandro Aravena

15th Intl. Architecture Exhibition to take place from 28 May to 27 November 2016 The Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, has met on July 18th 2015 and appointed Alejandro Aravena as Director of the Architecture Sector.

Alejandro Aravena
Alejandro Aravena via Biennale di Architettura

On the occasion of his nomination, Alejandro Aravena declared: “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.

Alejandro Aravena
Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini by Alejandro Aravena (2014)

This is what we would like people to come and see at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition: success stories worth to be told and exemplary cases worth to be shared where architecture did, is and will make a difference in those battles and frontiers.

Alejandro Aravena
Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini by Alejandro Aravena (

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition will be about focusing and learning from architectures that through intelligence, intuition or both of them at the same time, are able to escape the status quo.

Alejandro Aravena
Torres Siamesas by Alejandro Aravena (2012)

We would like to present cases that, despite the difficulties, instead of resignation or bitterness, propose and do something. We would like to show that in the permanent debate about the quality of the built environment, there is not only need but also room for action”. Source by Biennale di Venezia.

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