15 Biennale di Venezia. The Architecture and the Refugees Tale
First Prize “UNFINISHED” Competition.
Shown as part of the selection of projects outlined at the Spanish Pavilion.
The project presented by OOIIO is developed in an unusual format in architecture: it is a literary story, a tale, accompanied by some illustrations in axonometric by which OOIIO intends to recover the vast obsolete and unbuilt urbanized lands that are in the “Spain post outbreak of housing bubble” for the reception of those refugees who are trying to enter Europe.
Some of the many architects that are unemployed in Spain today would be responsible for designing such camps through ephemeral architectures initially that eventually become permanent architectures thanks to its success and good design.
Both, the story and the pictures, have a high burden of symbolism: it is precisely choose “a tale” as a way to communicate the project because a tale always has an intentionality, it does not matter whether is written for children or adults, a tale is an artistic figure that the writer never does without a precise objective. The texts are rich in references to the words of several renowned architects like Rem Koolhaas for example; illustra ons show so surreal landscapes that invite the reader to let the imagination fly imagining how would be those described places in the text, with many references also to famous historical paintings and architectures.