August 27, 2012 - The Catalonia and Balearic Islands Collateral Project at the Venice Biennale - Vogadors
August 27, 2012


A clasebcn design.

Vogadors, Architectural Rowers
August 29–November 25, 2012 

Opening: Monday August 27, 6:30pm

Cantiere Navale (Isola San Pietro)
Castello 40, 30122 Venice
Transport: Line 1, Giardini
Lines 5.2, 4.1, San Pietro di Castello
Hours: Daily except Mondays, 10–6pm
Admission is free

Commissioner: Institut Ramon Llull
Curators: Félix Arranz and Jordi Badia

Rowing: At an extraordinarily difficult juncture for architecture, a new generation of architects has emerged in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. They seek to navigate the turbulent waters of the present to find their path towards the future but all the while retain a complicit regard for the past.

Vogadors is a clear commitment to the future presenting a selection of 9 works from some of the most outstanding young Catalan and Balearic architects, all of them with a shared sensibility. These works likewise illustrate a different way of going about things in response to the growing demand on the part of society for what is necessary for community life and at odds with more spectacular and showy architecture.

The exhibition documents a sober architecture that uses very simple materials but is of a tremendous technical and intellectual sophistication and includes a strong social and ethical component enabling skillful construction with mindful openness to the environment, people and life without abandoning the most abstract and visual sentimental values.

The Catalonia and Balearic Islands Collateral Project at the Venice Biennale
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