Five biennial of architecture in 2016

Architecture Biennials are increasingly recognized spaces for public display of the latest trends in the industry. This is a selection made Ospinas of the largest in the world that can´t be missed this year. Take note.

1) X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)

Date: July 2016

Place: Sao Paulo, Brasil

Since its first edition in Madrid back in 1998, this initiative has become a world reference for architecture, design and urbanism. The schedule of activities, as highlighted in its website, involves “recognition of careers and significant works of architecture; the best publications of the sector; the award for outstanding research or the best ideas of architects and architecture students through competitions online”.

More information: http://www.bienalesdearquitectura.es/index.php/es/inicio-biau


2) XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU)

It is coordinated with the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, and is conceived as a parallel activity in which they intend to link architectural and urban proposals of bidders with real problems in the industry. For that reason, under the theme “Alternative”, its objective is to propose solution strategies for progress, recovery and renewal of the spaces.

More information: http://www.bienalesdearquitectura.es/index.php/es/convocatoria-beau


3) 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture

Date: May 28 to november 27 2016

Place: Venice, Italy

The title and concept of this it is “Reporting from the Front”.

“Reporting from the front” specifically refers to “improve the quality of life while working at the edge, in difficult circumstances, against a number of challenges”. For its artistic director, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, winner of the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Award, is also essential to raise the debate about what it takes to be at the forefront, trying to conquer new fields.

More information: http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/


4) Lost De Internationale Architectuur Biennale Rotterdam (Iabr)

Date: April- october 2016

Place: Netherlands

The Rotterdam Biennale will be the right time to discuss the rational use of human and natural resources in the face of the construction of the cities in the XXI century scenario. No wonder the event has been organized under the slogan “The next economy”, which houses the idea of thinking about clean and productive cities, with multiple public spaces and common areas.

More information: http://www.iabr.nl


5) XXII Colombian Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Date: September 14, 15 & 16 – 2016

Place: Cartagena, Colombia

As one of the oldest biennial in the world, it hopes to select projects in eight significant fields of architecture that stand out for contributing to the preservation of “urban, historical, environmental, social and cultural values of the environment in which they were made.”

More information: http://www.sociedadcolombianadearquitectos.org/portfolio/xxv-bienal-colombiana-de-arquitectura-y-urbanismo/


Ospinas tells you about these five Biennials of Architecture.


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