Architecture

Heading to Venice
– an Australian perspective

Micro City Macro City is the theme of the 2006 Australian pavillion up at the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale, soon to be held on 7 September. This is the third time for Australia to showcase its creative talent at such as a global scale. According to RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects) National President Carey Lyon, as being the ” most important international forum for contemporary architecture. “

The Pavilion will feature eight case studies taken from Australia’s contemporary urban landscape. It will showcase specifically contemporary buildings of different scales, types and functions such as woolsheds, shipwreck lookouts, riverside apartments and rural art spaces will be documented.

The exhibition is expected to attract more than 25,000 world-leading architects, urban planners and city designers. The Architecture Biennale was launched in 1980 and attendence numbers may well run above 115,000 during the two month long exhibition, ending 19 November 2006.

Relevant Links
Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Venice Architecture Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia)

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