Winner of the Golden Lion at 14. Architecture Biennale Venedig 2014: South Korea
Venice, June 7th 2014 – The Jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia composed of Francesco Bandarin (President, Italy), Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria), Bregtje van der Haak (The Netherlands), Hou Hanru (China), Mitra Khoubrou (United Arab Emirates) has decided to confer the awards as follows:
Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Korea: Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula
Golden Lion for the Best National Participation of the International Exhibition Fundamentals
The jury wishes to recognize Korea with a Golden Lion for the extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of architecture and urbanism in a highly charged political situation. Using diverse modes of representation that encourage interaction, it is research-in-action, which expands the spatial and architectural narrative into a geopolitical reality.
Silver Lion for a National Participation to Chile: Monolith Controversies, Pavilion at Arsenale
Silver Lion for a National Participation of the International Exhibition Fundamentals
The jury recognizes Chile with the Silver Lion for revealing a critical chapter of the history of global circulation of modernity. Focusing on one essential element of modern architecture – a prefabricated concrete wall – it critically highlights the role of elements of architecture in different ideological and political contexts.
Silver Lion for the best research project of the section Monditalia part of the International Exhibitoin Fundamentals
Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-to-home TV Urbanism, Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation
exhibited at Corderie, Arsenale
The Jury has decided to assign 3 Special Mentions to National Participations:
Canada, Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 (A Special mention goes to Canada for Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 for its in-depth study of how modernity adapts to a unique climatic condition and a local minority culture.)
France, Modernity: promise or menace? (A Special mention goes to France for Modernity: promise or menace? for addressing the successes and the traumas embedded in its utopian visions of modernity.)
Russia: Fair Enough: Russia’s past our Present, Anton Kalgaev, Brendan McGetrick, Daria Paramonova
Commissioner: Semyon Mikhailovsky. Curators: Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Anton Kalgaev, Brendan McGetrick, Daria Paramonova). (A Special mention goes to Russia for Fair Enough: Russia’s past our Present for showcasing the contemporary language of commercialization of architecture.)