“Common Ground” Vernissage at the 2012 la Biennale di Venezia di Architettura (update)

Well, that special day has finally arrived!  Happy Biennale, everyone!  I will keep you posted as more pictures becomes available!  For now, enjoy some of these images, a work-in-progress of the exhibition with that iconic red, and images of Pierre Cardin’s press conference about Palais Lumiere; the sky scraper project next to our site. (Images courtesy of Luigi Croce of the Venice Architectural Association)



The Venice Biennale (known locally as la Biennale di Venezia)  is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years (in odd years) in Venice, Italy. The Venice Film Festival is part of it. So too is the Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is held in even years. A dance section, the “International Festival of Contemporary Dance”, was established in 1999.

la Biennale di Venezia di Architettura

la Biennale di Venezia di Architettura (Vernissage)

symTEC:  Selected tower design proposal for the Marghera waterfront in the industrial zone of Mestre, under the sponsorship of the Venice Architectural Association at the Instituto Universitario di Architecttura di Venezia’s (IUAV) “Tall on the Water” International Competition.

Opening Reception Honored Guests: President of the Italian Republic: Hon. Giorgio Napolitano, and French fashion designer Pierre Cardin (who previously had plans of having a tower erected in Mestre)

Special Thanks to: IUAV Resident and Visiting Professors: Luigi CroceDario TrabuccoPhilip Oldfield, PhD., and Sal Raffone (SOM-NYC); symTEC group: Gianluca Comandini, Andrea Boatti and Chen Man 

August 29-November 25, 2012; Opening Reception: August 26, 2012; Venice, Italy

*will update as more information becomes available