Friday, September 15, 2006

VENICE - Arsenale
10th Biennale of Architecture - Artiglierie.
The exhibition, Metro-polis or The Rail Transport Challenge in Naples and Campania is curated by Alessandro Mendini and Benedetto Gravagnuolo. The new stations projects involve the urban web where the city scenes are redesigned in relation to the new interventions determinating the quality of a new lifestyle in the mega-city where the new built-up areas are taken up by the constant flow of this new mobility. In each station there will also be art installations curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, these will generate a sort of distributed museum of contemporary art, open to all citizens. Shown above is Richard Rogers's model for the Capodichino Airport. The Lord Rogers of Riverside, was presented by Renzo Piano, with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award. Rogers has a distinguished career as an architect and is responsible for some of the most iconic buildings of the last twenty-five years, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris (with Renzo Piano) and Lloyd's of London. Rogers said "I am passionate about cities. They are the most complex of artifacts and many are in great need of revitalization."
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