La Biennale di Venezia di Architettura 2016 – Padiglione DANIMARCA

Sestiere Castello, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy

10. Danish Pavilion“Art of Many and the Right to Space”

Commissioner: Kent Martinussen, CEO, Danish Architecture Centre. Curator: Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss. Exhibitors: A selection of danish architects and urban planners.

Venue: Giardini

Fans of architectural models will find no better hangout than Denmark’s pavilion, which is full of small-scale examples of the country’s most impressive buildings from the last 15 years.

Going by the name “Art of Many and the Right to Space”, the contribution curated by architect Boris Brorman Jensen and philosopher Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss presents a collective exhibition of more than 130 projects by over 70 architecture firms, discussing the daily social commitment of Danish architects to improve the quality of life in Denmark as a whole.

This isn’t just a showcase of architectural icons for its own sake, but an overview that explores the theme of creating high quality architecture for many people, through public spaces, hospitals, public housing, schools and jobs. A really broad front that aims to be a platform for discussing the right to space and the paradoxical dynamics intrinsic to improving the quality of life in cities.

On this theme, a central video installation is dedicated to the work of Professor Jan Gehl who in his 50-year career helped contribute to a more humanitarian vision in cities.

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