Architecture as new geography
13th Venice Architecture Biennale, Padiglione Centrale
THe exhibit ‘Architecture as new Geography' is located in the Central Pavilion, Giardini and explores the work of the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha in the context of Grafton’s new project for a university in Lima, Peru.
Grafton Architects’ exhibition examines the potential of architecture in the city of Lima, where the firm has won a competition for a new university campus, UTEC. It includes comparative images of Skellig Michael and Machu Picchu and representations of Mendes da Rocha’s football stadium, Serra Dourada as reference for their idea for the university as an ‘arena of learning’. The exhibition also includes models in collaboration with sculptor Eileen Mac Donagh.