In late May, the Biennale Architettura 2016 – the international high mass for contemporary architecture – opens in Venice. In this occasion, the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) has chosen the BRAVOURE team to create an exhibition in the Belgian pavilion on the theme of ‘craftsmanship’.
Architectural firms De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Doorzon Interieurarchitecten and the architectural photographer/artist Filip Dujardin make up the BRAVOURE team, which has devised the exhibition concept for the Belgian pavilion. Architect Jan De Vylder points to the importance of the economic added value that craftsmanship brings to architecture: “We are exploring what craftsmanship can mean during a period of economic scarcity. Dealing with this scarcity demands a high level of precision.”
In order to illustrate its vision of craftsmanship, BRAVOURE will be exhibiting fragments of thirteen representative projects from thirteen Flemish architects in the Belgian pavilion. Full-size replicas will be used to demonstrate how scarcity can lead to craftsmanship.
Abet Laminati will be involved in the realization of this prestigious project: one of the Metalli Collection (Dec. 880, Lucida finish) decors has been selected to characterize a big wall in the pavilion.
Biennale Architettura 2016
Giardini – Biennale di Venezia
28 May – 27 November 2016
Photo Credit: BRAVOURE ‘memorial I’ © Filip Dujardin