A number of works by teaching staff from UIC Barcelona School of Architecture are exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion, winner of the Golden Lion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture
Under the title “Unfinished”, the Spanish Pavilion's exhibition reveals the response of architects to the crisis in Spain's economy and construction industry and aims to focus attention on the process more than the end result. The exhibition, curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns, won the Golden Lion award for the best national pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture.
The show features examples of architectural work performed over the last few years designed to evolve and adapt to the needs of the future, projects which view architecture as an incomplete activity in a constant state of progression and at the service of mankind. Selected projects include work by a number of the teaching staff at UIC Barcelona's School of Architecture. The Archikubik practice, comprising the Doctor of Architecture and UIC professor Miquel Lacasta and his partners Marc Chalamanch and Carmen Santana are exhibiting their Barcelona project, the Rei Martí (King Martin) Cistern ; Arquitectura-G, made up of former students and teachers Jonathan Arnabat, Aitor Fuentes, Jordi Ayala-Bril and Igor Urdampilleta were selected for their Casa Luz in Cilleros , and Flexo Arquitectura, consisting of our teacher Tomeu Ramis along with Aixa del Rey and Bárbara Vich, have a presence with their 'Pavilion for an existing house' in Barcelona.
The awards jury was composed by Hashim Sarkis (President of the Jury, Lebanon, EEUU), Pippo Ciorra (Italy), Sergio Fajardo (Colombia), Marisa Moreira Salles (Brazil) and Karen Stein (USA). They highlighted the selection of emerging architects taking part in "Unfinished", and how the creativity and commitment demonstrated in their work is capable of transcending material limitations.
This edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture: “Reporting from the front”, is curated by Alejandro Aravena and has participants from 62 different countries.
The exhibition will remain open until 27 November 2016.