The Department of Architecture (Years 2 and 3) visited the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, one of the most famous and prestigious architectural events in the world, with international participations of world famous architects and architectural projects.
During their trip, students visited all booths and national participations at the Giardini and Arsenal, as well as the central pavilion designed by architect and academic Rem Koolhaas. This year, with the main theme “Fundamentals”, the Biennale’s main approach was very educating, both for students-future architects, as well as for professional architects. Apart from the exhibition’s visual material and architectural models, the national pavilions themselves and the event’s venue are significant historical exemplars of architecture, which leads to a unique and enriched visiting experience.
In parallel with the exhibition, students had the opportunity to visit the city of Venice in a photo shooting experience of the unique cityscape, with its medieval and renaissance buildings, the canals and the rare circulation system, its eclectic churches, as if from another time. They also visited historical art exhibitions, such as the one of Peggy Guggenheim, and to get close to works of Dali, Ernst, Picasso, Calder, De Chirico, Malevich and Kandinsky.
The whole trip will remain as an inspiring and multi-leveled experience for the students: a visual delight, an exploratory recording, culture for our creative potential.