EXHIBITION TITLE  Time Space Existence 
LOCATION Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
Sarah Gold, Karlyn De Jongh, Valeria Romagnini, Grazia Sechi,
Rachele De Stefano and Rene Rietmeyer
OPENING PERIOD 7 June - 23 November 2014

Click here for the 2014 Time Space Existence Catalogue

As part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora presents more than 100 architects from over 40 countries.

This exhibition documents current developments and thoughts in architecture, highlighting fundamental questions by discussing the philosophical concepts Time, Space and Existence. An international group of architects with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different stages of their careers, i.e. established architects next to architects whose works might be less known. What they have in common is their dedication to architecture in the broadest sense of their profession.

The exhibition shows a large diversity of presentations (models, concepts, research results, dreams, hopes and ideas), combining classical architectural presentations with surprising artistic elements. All presentations are either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition or coming directly from the architect’s studio. The two locations each have their particular atmosphere. The 32 rooms in Palazzo Bembo mainly highlight solo-presentations, by architects such as Ricardo Bofill, AHMM, GMP and White arkitekter, or research projects such as that of the University of Houston. With its typical Venetian features, Palazzo Mora will show a variety of architects within its grand spaces, such as the sculpture by Eduardo Souto de Moura.

With their structures, architects often have an enormous impact on the way we humans experience our surrounding, experience Time-Space. They influence our daily existence and leave a mark on the earth from this current Time and often this 'mark' even outlives the architect himself. Architects should be very conscious about the impact their activities and decisions have on people and other living beings as well as on our environment as a total. By combining different architectural thoughts and approaches, this exhibition aims to enlarge our human awareness of our own personal existence as a human being within a specific space and time. 


Mies van der Rohe Foundation 
The European Commission (Creative Europe) 
7 June - 4 August 2014

25 years of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - The “Mies van der Rohe Award” event Made in Europe at Palazzo Michiel considers history as a construe of data with a specific time signature. The exhibition presented a selection of 150 models and a visualisation of the 2500 proposals that conform a quarter of a century of awards, representing a curated selection of the highest quality works of architecture in Europe. The exhibition emphasises the number, quantity and quality of the overwhelming data. Playing with the idea that the data, not subdued to the construction of the historical discourse, are free for any kind of reading or elaboration. 


gmp, von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

On old Foundations: 
Building in a Historical Context

19 September - 25 November 2014
Location: Palazzo Michiel, Venice Italy

Building on old foundations:
Is there a better place than Venice to stage an exhibition on this subject? A city which, in spite of its most unfavourable conditions – hundreds of islands, located in a flood area, extensive foundation work required – developed from an outpost of the Byzantine Empire into a major power in its own right?
That is the reason why the German architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) will stage their exhibition “On Old Foundations” during the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Historic and contemporary photos, films, drawings, models and other elements illustrate how gmp architects deal with existing buildings like the Olympic Stadium in Berlin or the Chinese National Museum in Beijing.

Curators: Volkwin Marg and Gert Kähler