Project for Architecture Biennial launched
ISTANBULOne of the world’s leading architecture events, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia will take place on May 28 and Nov. 27, 2016. Following an open-call and a two-stage evaluation, the selection committee has determined the project that will be exhibited at the Pavilion of Turkey, under the coordination of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).
Led by Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar, and Feride Çiçekoğlu and with the support of Namık Erkal and Cemal Emden, the project entitled “Darzanà,” created by the team composed of Hüner Aldemir, Hande Ciğerli, Gökçen Erkılıç, Nazlı Tümerdem and Yiğit Yalgın, will be shown in the Pavilion of Turkey during the exhibition.
Inspired by the Mediterranean’s once twin harbors of Venice and Istanbul, the project’s title comes from the word “darzanà,” meaning an inlet used for building ships in Ancient Greek, Latin, Jewish, Arabic, and Turkish cultures. The project aims to combine Venice’s Arsenale and historic Istanbul shipyards, by carrying the Istanbul dock and its historic associations, exchanges, discussions, similarities and visions of the future to a shipyard in Venice.
The Pavilion of Turkey opened at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia in 2014 for the first time, after a 20-year allotment of the Arsenale with the İKSV’s initiation and the contribution of 21 supporters.
The selection committee chose the Darzanà project among the applications made in response to the open-call after a series of assemblies.
Details regarding the Pavilion of Turkey at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition and Darzanà project will be announced next year.