Venice Biennale : Extension of the call for projects for the French pavilion

The general theme of the Venice Biennale of 2018 now being known, the call for projects for the French Pavilion has been extended until August 20, 2017, announced the French Institute, operator of the latter for the account of the ministry of Culture and that of Europe, and of foreign Affairs.
“Freespace” : the two commissioners of the Biennale of Venice 2018 have announced the theme of the next international exhibition of architecture. The French Institute, operator of the French Pavilion for the account of the ministry of Culture and that of Europe, and of foreign Affairs has announced in the wake of the extension of the call for proposals for the latter : “given the recent publication of the theme of the Biennial, the closing date of the call has been extended to 20 August 2017 midnight (postmark as proof)”, is it stated in a press release.


Candidates are invited to register their project within the guidelines set by the office of the commissioner-general of the 16th international Biennale of architecture, entrusted this year to the founding of the agency Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara”.


Freespace : to demonstrate “the generosity and thoughtfulness of the architecture around the world”


These agreements specify in their note of intent : “The 16th international Exhibition of architecture will celebrate the examples demonstrating the generosity and the thoughtfulness of the architecture through the world. We believe that these qualities support the fundamental ability of the architecture to nourish and support the significant contact that exists between man and space. We focus our attention on these qualities because we believe that the optimism and the continuity are intrinsic. The architecture that embodies these qualities with generosity and a desire for exchange is precisely what we call Freespace.


We invite all the participants and all the national pavilions in Venice, to present their Freespace*, so that together, we can reveal the diversity, specificity, and continuity of the architecture based on the men, the places, time and history, to promote the culture and the importance relevant to the architecture on this dynamic planet.”


As a reminder, “the call for project is open to architects, or to a multidisciplinary team involving at least one architect confirmed, a leader, and a young architect under 40 years of age”. The Biennial will take place from 26 may to 25 November 2018 (professional days : 24 and 25 may 2018).


All the application procedures are online on the website of the French Institute :

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