Lechner Tudásközpont, a professional partner of Othernity, will present articles about the buildings of the project on Építészfórum over 12 weeks. The organization is an expert in architecture, electronic construction, smart city services, remote sensing and spatial planning. Its activity also includes land surveying and cartography.
KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre's Walking Tours continue the program series, which invites the audience to visit the buildings of #othernity. The fourth stop is the OKISZ Headquarters which is going to recondition by b210 at La Biennale di Venezia. The languages of the events are Hungarian. For more information visit the event's site.
KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre's Walking Tours continue the program series, which invites the audience to visit the buildings of #othernity. The third stop is the Újpalota Apartment Tower which is going to recondition by Studio Act at La Biennale di Venezia. The languages of the events are Hungarian. For more information visit the event's site.
La Biennale di Venezia announces that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis, which was to take place in Venice from August 29th through November 29th 2020, has been postponed to 2021, to be held Saturday May 22nd to Sunday November 21st.
The decision to postpone the Biennale Architettura to May 2021 is an acknowledgment that it is impossible to move forward – within the set time limits – in the realization of such a complex and worldwide exhibition, due to the persistence of a series of objective difficulties caused by the effects by the health emergency underway.
The current situation, up to now, has definitely prejudiced the realization of the Exhibition in its entirety, jeopardizing the realization, transport and presence of the works and consequently the quality of the Exhibition itself. Therefore, after consulting with the Curator Hashim Sarkis and in consideration of the problems, the invited architects, Participating Countries, institutions, Collateral Events are facing, thanking all of them for their efforts so far, La Biennale has decided to postpone the opening date of the Biennale Architettura to the year 2021, extending its duration back to the customary six months, from May 22nd to November 21st.
In the next weeks you can also listen to our Othernity project. We are going to have 12 episodes on a Hungarian radio called Klubrádió. On each week you can get to know more about one of the buildings which the participants will recondition in the Hungarian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia. The episodes start on every Saturday at 17:00, you can listen to them here.
2020.02.15. - OTP apartment building 2020.02.22. - OKISZ headquarters 2020.02.29. - Déli railway station 2020.03.07. - National Electric Power Distribution Centre 2020.03.14. - Calvinist Church of Külső-Kelenföld 2020.03.21. - Újpalota apartment tower 2020.03.28. - Dob Street Electric Substation 2020.04.11. - Kelenföld City Center 2020.04.18. - Party Headquarters for the 13th District of Budapest 2020.05.02. - Domus Furniture Store 2020.05.09. - Endre Ady Cultural Centre of Újpest
KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre's Walking Tours have announced a new program series, which invites the audience to visit the building of #othernity. The first stop is the OTP Apartment Building which is going to recondition by MNPL Workshop at La Biennale di Venezia. The languages of the events are Hungarian. For more information visit the event's site.
The Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, will be held in Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) from Saturday August 29th (preview Thursday 27th and Friday 28th) through Sunday November 29th, instead of from May 23rd through November 29th, as previously announced.
The new dates for the Biennale Architettura have been established as a consequence of the recent precautionary measures in the matter of mobility taken by the governments of a growing number of countries around the world, which will have a domino effect on the movement of people and works in coming weeks. This period of time coincides with the delicate initial phase of setting up an international exhibition as complex as the Biennale Architettura, which involves architects and institutions from over 60 countries on all continents.
This situation poses a risk to the realization of the Exhibition in its entirety in time for the announced opening date (May 23rd), thereby jeopardizing its quality. Furthermore, a short-term postponement could be ineffective, considering the complexity of the organizational machine, the number and importance of the subjects involved and the probable absence of many of them.
Unwilling to open an incomplete Exhibition, La Biennale, having heard the curator Hashim Sarkis and in consideration of the difficulties faced by the Participating countries and invited architects, has decided to postpone the inauguration until August 29th, bringing the duration of this year’s edition of the Biennale Architettura back to three months, from the end of August to the end of November.
This way, considering that the following week, September 2nd is the opening date of the 77th Venice International Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera (through September 12th), at the end of the summer, with the almost concurrent opening of these two historic exhibitions, La Biennale will offer Venice and the world a moment of great cultural interest and international appeal.
KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre's Walking Tours have announced a new program series, which invites the audience to visit the building of #othernity. The first stop is the Calvinist Church of Külső-Kelenföld which is going to recondition by Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop at La Biennale di Venezia. The languages of the events are Hungarian. For more information visit the event's site.