The Urbanist

Biennale Architettura 2021

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27 May 2021

Episode 502

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‘The Urbanist’ is on the road again, as we report from the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale.

27 May 2021

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Chapter 1

Composite Presence

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Nolan Giles visits the Belgian pavilion to speak with its curator, Dirk Somers of Bovenbouw Architectuur.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Trouble in Paradise

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Ed Stocker meets with the co-curator of the Polish pavilion, Rafal Sliwa.

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Chapter 3

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Photo: Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno and Pierre Szczepski

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Chapter 3

Oræ – Experiences on the Border

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Nic Monisse catches up with one of the Swiss pavilion’s curators, Mounir Ayoub.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Platform Austria

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Nolan Giles meets two of the architects behind the Austrian pavilion.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

Tropicalia

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Ed Stocker chats with Thomas Coldefy, the architect behind Tropicalia, which is set to become the world’s largest single-dome greenhouse.

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