￼Flores & Prats among the protagonists of the next 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats are pleased to announce their participation in the Biennale Architettura 2018 with a double presence: in the main exhibition and in the Vatican Pavilion.
Architects Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats (Flores & Prats Architects in Barcelona) announce their presence in Venice on the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, titled «FREESPACE», whose preview will take place on May 24 and 25, 2018. The work of Flores & Prats will be on display both in the main exhibition and in the Holy See Pavilion, curated by Francesco Dal Co. A crowning achievement in their career, after their participation in the Biennale Architettura 2014 as part of the Catalan Pavilion (one of the official Collateral Events) and in the Biennale Architettura 2016 as part of the Spanish Pavilion, awarded with the Leone d’Oro for the “Unfinished” exhibition. Flores & Prats’ participation in the main Exhibition of the Biennale Architettura 2018 will be disclosed on May 24, on the occasion of the preview.
Flores & Prats Architects are also among the ten architects selected for the Vatican Chapel Pavilion, which represents the Vatican State’s first official participation in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, an ideal conclusion of a sort of triptych that includes the previous experiences at the Art Biennales of 2013 and 2015. The Pavilion, curated by Francesco Dal Co, takes its cue from the Woodland Chapel built in 1920 in the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm by renowned architect Gunnar Asplund. The theme proposed here is the chapel as a place of orientation, meeting, mediation and greeting, as Asplund himself called it. The ten architects, belonging to different generations and coming from Europe, Australia, Japan, the United States and South America, were asked to design and build ten chapels in a wooded area at one end of the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore. A composite, distributed pavilion that has granted architects complete freedom to design and reinterpret a place that was a symbol of Catholicism “without any reference to commonly recognized canons», leaving as only unifying feature the presence of the altar and lectern as fulcrum of the space.
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Barcelona, 26 March 2018