Architect Rem Koolhaas has been appointed by the Biennale di Venezia to direct the The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, the worlds most important exhibition on architecture.
Koolhaas was Born in 1944 in Rotterdam, Holland. He founded in 1975 the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, OMA.
Below: Campus Center, Chicago by Koolhaas
65 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historic pavilions in the Giardini, the Arsenale, and the city of Venice.
“Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014”
For the first time, the national pavilions are invited to respond to a single theme…
65 countries – in the Giardini, at the Arsenale and elsewhere in the city – examine key moments from a century of modernization. Together, the presentations start to reveal how diverse material cultures and political environments transformed a generic modernity into a specific one. Participating countries show, each in their own way, a radical splintering of modernities in a century where the homogenizing process of globalization appeared to be the master narrative…
The exhibition will be open to the public from June 7th through November 23rd 2014, in the Giardini and the Arsenale.
Have a safe and enjoyable journey
By: Tina Holth