The Dutch Pavilion focuses on the interplay between urban development and landscape in the Netherlands, showcasing three urban projects: Prinsenland, Leidsche Rijn, and Maastricht Belvedere. The exhibition highlights how Dutch urban planners incorporate artificial landscape morphology to diversify projects, connecting places to their history and environment. The designs treat city and countryside as complementary entities, reflecting a unique Dutch interpretation of the role landscape plays in urbanization and urban agglomerate development.
Supermarket sweep… the Latvian pavilion which has been transformed into a minimart.
This contribution brings a little levity to the long trek through the halls of the Arsenale.
Choice as the basis of architectural process, the pop aesthetics emphasizing the languages of consumption as in Hamilton or Warhol: everything is structured by the dynamics of commerce.
Welcome to T/C Latvija, surely the most instagrammed installation of this edition of the Biennale
Smart? Brilliant? Ironic?
Latvia is reopening the archive boxes once again, reminding us (including the Biennial Presidency) of everything that has already been thought up and invented, and inviting us to place the most urgently needed products in the basket, to combine them with one another, and ultimately consume all the knowledge.
Fun, colourful and thought-provoking, it offers a tongue-in-cheek moment to the Arsenale sequence...