May/November 2016 – Benedetta Tagliabue, in the jury of the arcVision Prize from 2013 to 2016, is one of the architects of the Youbang Campus project, presented at the 15th Architecture Biennale Venezia, part of the exhibition “Sharing & Regeneration” open until 27th of November 2016.
SKY WORKSHOP by BENEDETTA TAGLIABUE / EMBT
15TH ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE VENEZIA – collateral event
Part of “Sharing & Regeneration”
Curated by Marino Folin and Jing Yao
AN ATELIER FOR SKY
– a single function for development of the ceiling culture for human being.
– Activities for art and science about atmosphear
– Sky is back ground for our life, hallow of our perceptions and screen of dreams, gate for spirits.
– Ceiling is sky for room.
HOUSE IS A GARDEN FOR LIVING
– Workshop life is a kind of gardening, that feeds ideas, wishes, materials and your labores as water for blooming.
– Inserting earth, water, light, wind, and space into the work shop. Reference to the Feng Shui.
– Dwelling units, several technical ceilings, sound kit and projecting system will be instalated
– Producing ceiling for interior, exterior and in their between. Creating ceilings for future and instance.
“Sharing & Regeneration”
The exhibition takes human beings demands and desires about their livelihoods as the starting point. It especially aims at the residents simple wishes about their lost space: appeals and dreams that are buried deeply in their minds and never before have been woken up. The exhibition consists of three parts: the regeneration of urban central areas, the regeneration of countryside, and new experimental areas. It can be schematically represented by a series of concentric circles, going from the city internal areas to the outside and vice versa, representing the idea of sharing: sharing of knowledge, skills, emotions, thinking, wishes, cares and respect of our common past looking towards the future. These projects represent the process that goes from the reconstruction of community relationships to the reshaping of city and rural images, in which architects play an important role. The transition from a blueprint-led planning / design process to an action-led, communication oriented, and culture-based planning / design process can give an important contribution to the renewal of social development ways.
Benedetta Tagliabue studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as director of the international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, founded in 1994 in collaboration with Enric Miralles, based in Barcelona and, since 2010, in Shanghai. Among her most notable projects built are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award. Current studio projects include The Business School of Fudan University in Shanghai, office towers in Taiwan and Taichung, public spaces of HafenCity in Hamburg, Germany, and the metro station Clichy-Montfermeil in Paris, France (1st prize in competition). Her studio works in the fields of architecture, design of public spaces, rehabilitation, interior and industrial design. Her poetic architecture, always attentive to its context, has won international awards in the fields of public space and design. In the teaching field, she has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities, and is part of jurors around the world, e.g. the Princesa de Asturias awards and recently she joined the jury of the Pritzker Prize. In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. She received the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award, which is given annually to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture. She is also the director of the Enric Miralles Foundation, whose goal is to promote experimental architecture in the spirit of her late husband and partner Enric Miralles.
Courtesy of Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT