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Venice Biennale 2014: Aus. Creative Directors shorlist

May 10, 2013

Seven teams have progressed to the second stage of the AIA’s search for the Creative Director of the Australian Exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Above: supermanoeuvre’s robotically fabricated sculptural installation, Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. Image courtesy supermanoeuvre.

Seven teams have progressed to the second stage of the Australian Institute of Architect’s search for the Creative Director of the Australian Exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Following a record number of submissions, the shortlist was selected by the AIA’s Venice Biennale Committee (VBC), led by Immediate Past President and Venice Biennale Commissioner Brian Zulaikha.

For the next stage of the competition each team will further develop their proposal and present to the VBC on June 6. The appointed Creative Director Team will be announced in July.

The shortlist is as follows:

Under Construction
Dr Elizabeth Farrelly, Grace Mortlock, David Neustein and Dan Hill with Other Architects and Fabrica (NSW)

Augmented Australia 1914-2014
Felix. + Sophie Giles & Simon Anderson (WA)

Flatpack Pavilion
Zanny Begg, Chris Fox, Helen Lochhead and John Choi (NSW)

Openings
Andrew Burns/Mark Gowing/Brett Boardman (NSW)

Distinctions + Contradictions, At Home with Australian Architecture
Associate Professor Jay Younger, Lindy Johnson, Elizabeth Watson Brown, Jennifer Taylor (Advisor), and Tony Gooley Design (QLD)

Between
FloodSlicer and Two4K (VIC)

The Peephole Hoarding
The AU (NSW)

2014 International Architecture Exhibition Creative Director, Rem Koolhaas,  selected the theme Fundamentals for the 14th Architecture Biennale which is set to run from 7 June to 23 November, 2014.

“Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects. After several Biennales dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary, Fundamentals will focus on histories – on the inevitable elements of all architecture used by any architect, anywhere, anytime and on the evolution of national architectures in the last 100 years,” said Koolhaas.

Australia has been successfully represented at the Biennale since 2006, and is a vital part in the promotion of Australian architecture to the international architecture and design community.

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