The 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice showcases some of the finest architectural designs and concepts globally.
Augmented Australia, the Australian Exhibition, is currently being shown on a temporary site located directly across the canal from the Australian Pavilion site in the Giardini.
Augmented Australia will bring 22 unbuilt Australian projects to life from the last century through a specially designed app, created by The Australian Institute of Architects. Visitors will be able to explore 11 historical and 11 contemporary buildings including the new Australian pavilion.
Director of Augmented Australia, Professor Philip Goad of University of Melbourne, outlines what will be on show at the Biennale.
“Augmented Australia will be a new and technologically cutting edge picture of unbuilt visions and dreams for Australian architecture. Responding directly to Rem Koolhaas’s theme of one hundred years of modernity, digital reconstructions of 11 historic unbuilt public projects show the tensions faced by Australian architects in dealing with national identity, modernization and a constant desire to be international.