Under the motto of "future practice. practice future", the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) addresses current issues of international architecture by letting students and young graduates work and do research together. The Academy presents this architectural teaching approach during an exhibition on the occasion of the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, which is supported by the Bielefeld-based company Carpet Concept. The results point out solutions for sustainability, modern town planning and the balancing act between modernism and tradition.
In a second exhibition, students dedicate themselves to the "House of Europe", which has different users, residents and owners whose demands are as differentiated as the residents themselves.
So what could designs for the architectural appearance of an institution dedicated to and reflecting the cultural identity of Europe look like? This is one of the questions which is addressed by the Academy for Architectural Culture (acc), which was established by architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner with a far-reaching idea. In the hometown of Vivaldi, Casanova and against the backdrop of countless novels by Donna Leon, the architecture students and young graduates from Germany, Italy and China had to develop an exemplary model project for the increasing number of vacant houses in Venice. Establishing a dialogic design process between tradition and modernism, while creating modern and equally empathic interventions. Attempting an example for this at Palazzo Mora with rooms for exhibitions, conferences, a library, research archives, and a café. The surprising designs not only mark a wide field of possibilities but shall serve as a basis for potential implementations of the project.
The two exhibitions are part of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice and will be open until 27 November 2016, each from Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue of the first exhibition, "future practice. practice future." is Palazzo Rossini, while the second exhibition, "European Culture Centre Venice", is presented at Palazzo Mora.
Future practice. practice future
Studying at the Academy for Architectural
Culture (aac) in Hamburg
4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice, Italy
European Culture Centre Venice
between Tradition and Modernism
Strada Nuova 3659, 30124 Venice, Italy