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Biennale di Venezia 2018

Architecture | 11 May 2018



At the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2018, which theme is “Freespace”, Portugal will be represented by the project Public Without Rhetoric, curated by Nuno Brandão Costa and Sérgio Mah.
Public Without Rhetoric has within itself 12 projects – created by Portuguese architects in the last 10 years – selected on a public competition promoted by the Portuguese Ministery of Culture, through the Directorate-General for the Arts. Palazzo Giustinian Lolin’s main floor is the space in which , from May 26 to November 25, one can discover the Portuguese Pavilion proposal for the Biennale di Venezia, which is curated by Yvonne Farrel and Shelley McNamara.



  • Arquipélago – Center for Contemporary Arts, Ribeira Grande – João Mendes Ribeiro and - é + (Cristina Guedes and Francisco Vieira de Campos)

Museu Arquipélago ® José Campos

  • Public Library and Regional Archives – Inês Lobo

  • Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre, Tours – Aires Mateus e Associados (Manuel Mateus and Francisco Mateus)

CCC Olivier Debré ®Benoit Fougeirol

  • Gruta das Torres Visitor Centre, Pico – SAMI (Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira)

Visitors Centre Pico ©Fernando Guerra - Sérgio Guerra

  • Naples Metro, Naples – Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto Moura and Tiago Figueiredo

  • Hangar Nautical Centre, Montemor-o-Velho – Miguel Figueira

Hangar Nautical Centre ©Márcio Oliveira

  • I3S, Institute of Innovation and Research in Health, Porto – Serôdio Furtado Associados (Isabel Furtado and João Pedro Serôdio)

I3S UnivPorto ®Luis Ferreira Alves

  • Douro Breakwaters – Carlos Prata

Douro Breakwaters ®João Ferrand

Albarquel Urban Park, Setúbal – Ricardo Bak Gordon

  • Pavillions for the exhibition, “Live Uncertainty: an Exhibition after the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo”, at Serralves Foundation, Porto – depA (Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo and Luís Sobral), Diogo Aguiar Studio, FAHR 021.3 (Filipa Fróis Almeida and Hugo Reis), Fala Atelier (Ana Luísa Soares, Filipe Magalhães and Ahmed Belkhodja) and Ottotto (Teresa Otto)

Live Uncertainty Exhibition - depA ©José Campos

Live Uncertainty Exhibition - Diogo Aguiar ©Fernando Guerra - Sérgio Guerra

Live Uncertainty Exhibition - FAHR 021.3

Live Uncertainty Exhibition - Fala Atelier ©Paulo Catrica

Live Uncertainty Exhibition - Ottotto ©Inês Orey

  • Thalia Theater, Lisbon – Gonçalo Byrne and Barbas Lopes Arquitectos (Diogo Seixas Lopes and Patrícia Barbas)

Thalia Theater ©Daniel Malhão

  • Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal – João Luís Carrilho da Graça

Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal ®Rita Burmester


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