Venice Biennial Architecture exhibition “Time Space Existence”
22 May 2021 until 21 November 2021

EXHIBITION TITLE   "Time Space Existence" 
VENUES   Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Marinaressa Gardens
LOCATION   Venice, Italy
HEAD ORGANISATION   European Cultural Centre - Worldwide
ORGANISER   European Cultural Centre - Italy
MAIN ORGANISERS   Lucia Pedrana, Rachele De Stefano, Valeria Romagnini
ORGANISERS   Benedetta Bianchi, Bianca Bonaldi, Hady El Hajj
    Bérénice Freytag, Yuki Asami, Ilaria Marcatelli
    Vittoria Mastrolilli,  Martina Rodella, Suzanne van der Borg
    Elena Volpato, Katerina Zachou
OPENING PERIOD   May 22th 2021 until November 21th 2021
PREVIEW   May 20th & 21st 2021
EXHIBITORS   List of Participants
PRESS    Press Release

The European Cultural Centre presents the fifth edition of the extensive biennial architecture exhibition with the title TIME SPACE EXISTENCE. The exhibition will open in parallel with Biennale Architettura on May 22nd, 2021, and it will run until November 21st, 2021 at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini della Marinaressa, with press previews and opening events in each location on May 20th and 21st.

An international group of 212 architects, artists, academics, and creative professionals from over 51 countries are invited to investigate our relationship with space and time, re-envisioning new ways of living and rethinking architecture through a larger lens. The exhibits range from conceptual works, models, videos, drawings, sculptures, photographs to site specific installations.

Reflecting on the issues of our time, participants asked themselves what they can do to improve the quality of our life sustainably, with climate change, migration, water, and rapid urbanization, being the major challenges. This year’s edition features projects that focus on water urbanism, green and resilient cities, development of new and natural materials, construction systems and methods.

Some exhibits draw attention to the role of architecture in raising people’s awareness of others’ living conditions and access to resources, by focusing on solutions for displaced communities, discriminated groups and minorities. Moreover, the Covid-19 crisis highlights the urgent need of a holistic approach for rethinking and redesigning our relationship with our surroundings, with each other and with all living organisms.

Practitioners are forced to reconsider public and private space and develop new products for our wellbeing. Experimental proposals suggest new ways of living and invite us to reflect upon our existence that is re-defined by a contemporary perception of time and interaction in both virtual and physical spaces. Although the present sets unprecedented challenges, architects, artists and designers are proposing alternatives which infuse optimism and motivate the future generations.

By bringing together stories and voices from all corners of the world, and making them accessible to the wider public, TIME SPACE EXISTENCE hopes to be a place for reflections and a source of inspiration for change.


Palazzo Mora:
A. Collective; Aalto University, Finland & Architecture Intelligence Research Lab, Singapore; Adriana Torres Topaga; Alpex Architecture; Amalgam Studio; Anahuac University Mexico City; Andrew Michler; Andrey Bokov; Anne Fløche; Anthony Heywood; APT Architecture with M. Plottel; Architectural Democracy; Ard Bodewes; Associazione Architetti Artisti; Atelier onoko; Balkrishna Doshi; Bangkok Tokyo Architecture; Banz + Riecks Architekten; BAUM; Bethany Springer; Bill Price; BOIR; Bryanoji Design Studio; büro für bauform; Caples Jefferson Architects; Caspar Lam & YuJune Park Synoptic Office; Cellule Studio with King’s College and Lucy Hardcastle; CHIASMA FACTORY Inc. Shingo Tsuji; Christine Corday; Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts; Columbia University & The Berlage; Cristina Parreño Alonso; CRU! Architects; Dag Jenssen; Damaris Betancourt; Daniel Winterich; David Andréen & Ana Goidea; David Booth; David Yepez Studio; Delft University of Technology; Doug Edmunds; Douglas Tausik Ryder; EevaLiisa Pelkonen; ETH Zurich - Block Research Group (BRG) with Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries - Republic of South Africa & Noncrete PTY; Earthasia Design Group (EADG); Erin Moore - FLOAT; Fei Che & Weihan Li, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology; Felipe Gonzalez Arzac; frontoffice tokyo; Georges Kachaamy, The Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) at the American University in Dubai; Greenskins Lab - University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Harvard University Graduate School of Design, REAL - Responsive Environments & Artifacts Lab; Helene Høyer Mikkelsen; Henriquez Partners Architects; Herbert W.H.Hundrich; Hidemi Nishida; Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten with ÖWG Wohnbau; INVIVIA; ISTUDIO Architects & Virginia Tech WAAC; Jim Nickel; Jocelyn Froimovich & Johanna Muszbek; John Marx; Julian Abrams; Katherine Jackson; Kathryn Dean - Dean/Wolf Architects; Keely Macarow, Neal Haslem & Marcus Knutagård; Kirstine Mengel; Korea National University of Arts; LASALLE College of the Arts; Lesley Richmond; LOD - Laliving and Opr Design; London South Bank University; Mais al Azab; Masaki Komatsu; Maxwell MacKenzie; Mian Wei; Michihiro Matsuo; Miguel Franco Botticelli; Milt Friedly; Mirjana Lozanovska; Mirko Zrinšćak; MIT School of Architecture and Planning, The Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism; Monika Casutt; Myefski Architects; NANO Architecture | Interiors; Nic Lehoux; NOTAN OFFICE; Nyicas - New York International Contemporary Art Society; OGIA, Gi Son; Patricia McKenna; Patrick Arotcharen Architecture Studio; Paul Eis; Peter C. Stitt; Petra Kempf, Sam Fox School at Washington University; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotà & Politecnico di Torino; Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú & University College London; PorterFanna Architecture; Project-Realization Architectural studio; Qun Wen - aoe; Rolf Berte; Royal Institute of British Architects; Ruta Krau; Saphira & Ventura Art | Design | Architecture; SCAAA; SCULP[IT] architects & Jansen Steel Systems; Sim Ateliers; Sofia Verzbolovskis; Stephen Spartana; Studio SKLIM; Swinburne University of Technology; Technical University Darmstadt; Tecnológico de Monterrey México; Testa Associates; The Scarcity and Creativity Studio; Tono Mirai Architects; Toshihiko Suzuki SQOOL; Touloukian Touloukian Inc; Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design; University of Guelph; UrbanSoup Architects and Urban Designers; Urban Transformation Program Colombia; VCUarts Qatar MFA in Design; Victor Elias; Walter Hunziker; Wearable X; Whipsaw.

Palazzo Bembo:
Abu Dhabi University with Nadia Mounajjed & Apostolos Kyriazis; Adpprentice + LEAP; Ainslie Murray - University of New South Wales; Akiko Sato; ARCHcoop architectural studio; Ariel University - School of Architecture with Università degli Studi di Firenze - DIDA & Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze; Arkitektværelset; ATP architects engineers; Baudoku Berlin - Miriam Otte + Lidia Tirri; bunq architectes; Christoph Hesse Architects; Counterspace; Dana Arieli; Dean of Design at the University of Oregon and UNESCO Chair, Adrian Parr, in collaboration with UTA; DXA studio; e+i studio; École Nationale supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille; Fabio Bascetta; Fortunen Arkitektur As; Franz Brueck; Gherardi architetti; GRADE New York; Happycheap Architecture; Huazhong University of Science and Technology; IIA Atelier; iVY Design Associates; James Bernardo Cinquemani; JJRR/ARQUITECTURA; Julia Rutherfoord Architect; Júlio Caseiro Arquitectura; Kamakura - Sekkei Kobo; Keng-Fu Lo - Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute; Lebanese American University; Louise Braverman Architect; LOVE architecture and urbanism; Lucila Aguilar Arquitectos; Magda Mostafa; mahl gebhard konzepte; Maison de l’Architecture de Genève (MA) with G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, and Singapore ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory; Maker Mile; Mário Martins Atelier; Melike Altinisik Architects | MAA; New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design; O(U)R - Office of (Un)certainty Research; Paul Chamberlain, Lab4Living; Research group of Knowledge Visualization, Zurich University of the Arts; Ricardo Palma University, Architecture School; Robin Donaldson & Bruce Heavin; Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge; Rooi Design and Research; RWTH Aachen University, Department of Urban Design Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier; Sabah Shawkat; SBGA | Blengini Ghirardelli; Severino Alfonso and Loukia Tsafoulia with College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Thomas Jefferson University; Spatial Futures Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture; Tetro Arquitetura; The Digit Group, Inc. (TDG); Think! Architecture and Design; University of Kentucky, College of Design; University of Pennsylvania; Verstas Architects; Winking - Froh Architekten; YBGSNA; Yiorgos Kordakis.

Giardini della Marinaressa:
Andreas Rimpel; Andrée Valley; Barbara Grygutis; Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio; Catch 5; Cornelia Hammans; David Jacobson; Davis McCarty; DeWitt Godfrey; Edwin Hamilton; ETH Zurich - Block Research Group (BRG) and Zaha Hadid Architects - Computation and Design Group (ZHCODE) with incremental3D and Holcim; ETH Zurich - Digital Building Technologies (DBT); Helene Jacubowitz; Joe Osae-Addo - ArchiAfrika Pavillion; Karen McCoy; Krystel Ann Art Gallery; Terry Meyer; T SAKHI - Tessa & Tara Sakhi; Wantian Cui.

The program is complemented by the TIME SPACE EXISTENCE - Interview Series - a special collection of videos featuring masters in architecture. Ricardo Bofill, Balkrishna Doshi, Bjarke Ingels, Odile Decq, Toshiko Mori, and many others explore the fundamental topics of time, space and existence through their personal and professional perspectives.


The European Cultural Centre is honored to be a partner in Venice of the program Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). YTAA as part of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. It is organized in partnership with the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE) and World Architects as a founding partner. The YTAA exhibition will open on May 22nd, 2021 at the European Cultural Centre, in our historical venue of Palazzo Mora in Venice. The exhibition as Collateral Event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, will run until November 21st, 2021. The European Cultural Centre will host the award ceremony and the debate titled “Learning together” in the framework of La Biennale di Architettura 2021, in which occasion the publication of the result of the YTAA 2020 will be launched.

The European Cultural Centre is pleased to renew the collaboration and host at Palazzo Mora the National Pavilion of Pakistan. The exhibition titled “Mapping Festivities” is organized and promoted by the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners and Kalim A.Siddiqui. The National Pavilion of Pakistan explores social and cultural infrastructures of weddings as typologies for urban performance.
Curator: Sara M. Anwar
Participants: Sara M. Anwar, Madeeha Yasin, Merchant, Farhan Anwar, Shama Dossa

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE  22 May 2021 – 21 November 2021

Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora   10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Free entry
Giardini della Marinaressa   10:00 am – 6:00 pm open every day.  Free entry  
Press Preview (upon request)   20th & 21st May, 2021,  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opening Events   20th & 21st May, 2021 
    Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
    Giardini della Marinaressa: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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