14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale
June 7 – November 23, 2014
Curator: Rem Koolhaas
The 14th International Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition, Fundamentals is curated by Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas (OMA), and takes place from June 7th to November 23rd, 2014, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as in various other venues around the city. In alternating years to the Venice Biennale of Art, this international exhibition about architecture is not to be missed! Plan one-two days to visit all of the venue locations.
According to Koolhaas, “Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects. After several Biennales dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary, Fundamentals will focus on histories – on the inevitable elements of all architecture used by any architect, anywhere, anytime (the door, the floor, the ceiling etc.) and on the evolution of national architectures in the last 100 years. In three complementary manifestations – taking place in the Central Pavilion, the Arsenale, and the National Pavilions – this retrospective will generate a fresh understanding of the richness of architecture’s fundamental repertoire, apparently so exhausted today.”
65 nations will be exhibiting in the historic pavilions in the Giardini, the Arsenale, and around the city of Venice. Among these, 10 countries will be participating in the Exhibition for the first time: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, and Turkey.
This year the Italian Pavilion is based in the Arsenale and organized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities with PaBAAC (general direction for landscape, fine arts, architecture and contemporary art), and it is curated by Cino Zucchi. The title of the exhibition is Innesti/grafting.
22 official Collateral Events, presented by international entities and institutions, which will present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations around Venice concurrently with the 14th Exhibition.
Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, 7th June > 23rd November 2014
Opening times: 10 am – 6 pm
Opening times of the Arsenale venue: 10 am – 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays until 27th September
Closed on Mondays (except June 9 and November 17, 2014)
Giardini 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Arsenale (Campo della Tana) 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Ca’ Giustinian – as of 26 May, 3:00 – 7:00 pm (Mon > Sat)
From 7 June to 27 September on Fridays and Saturdays, Arsenale venue open until 8 pm; ticket offices open 10 am to 7:30 pm. Admission to the exhibition venues allowed until 5:45 pm. Admission to the Arsenale venue (on Fridays and Saturdays until 27 September) allowed until 7:45 pm.
It is recommended to buy your TICKETS ONLINE >>
The ticket is valid for one entry to each of the two exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale) also on non-consecutive days.
Permanent Pass and Special 2days are valid for multiple entries to each exhibition venue (Giardini and Arsenale)
Small/medium sized pets are allowed in the green area at Giardini.
Special 2days -full price € 30 (pass valid for two consecutive days for both venues)
Special 2days -concession for Under 26 € 22 (pass valid for two consecutive days for both venues)
Regular -full price € 25 (ticket valid for a single entry to each venue also on non-consecutive days)
Concession € 22 (for card holders: COOP, CNAPPC, CTS, ISIC, ITIC, FAI, Touring Club, Cinema Più, Venice Card -Adult/Junior/San Marco-, Rolling Venice Card, Carta Giovani, Arca–Enel, Trenitalia with a Freccia Argento/Bianca ticket, destination Venice (dated no more than 3 days) and CartaFRECCIA members)
Concession € 20 (for Over 65, military forces, City of Venice residents, on production of tickets for the 9th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, the 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music, and subscriptions for the 71st Venice International Film Festival)
Students / Under 26 € 15 (university card or ID card required)
Concession € 15 for Gold and Platinum Biennale Card holders
Formula 2+2 € 50 (2 adults + 2 under 14)
Adult groups € 16 (min. 10 persons, booking required)
Secondary school student groups € 10 (min. 10 persons, booking required)
University student groups € 14 (min. 10 people, booking required)
Student groups from universities participating in Biennale Sessions € 20 (min. 50 persons, booking required. The ticket/pass is valid to visit the two exhibition venues for 3 consecutive days)
Permanent pass € 80
Permanent pass for students Under 26 € 45 (university card or ID card required)
Free admission: up to the age of 6 (inclusive); adults accompanying disabled visitors; primary schools and secondary schools attending the Educational services.
For more information and directions on how to arrive to the main venues, see the La Biennale di Venezia website.
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