One of the world’s leading architecture events, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia will take place on May 28 – 27 November, 2016. Following an open-call and a two-stage evaluation, the selection committee has determined the project that will be exhibited at the Pavilion of Turkey, under the coordination of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
Led by Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar, and Feride Çiçekoğlu with the support of Namık Erkal and Cemal Emden, and created by the team composed of Hüner Aldemir, Hande Ciğerli, Gökçen Erkılıç, Nazlı Tümerdem and Yiğit Yalgın, the project entitled Darzanà will be exhibited in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia.
Inspired by the Mediterranean’s once twin harbours of Venice and Istanbul, the project’s title comes from the word Darzanà, meaning an inlet used for building ships in Ancient Greek, Latin, Jewish, Arabic, and Turkish cultures. The project aims to confront the Arsenale and the historic Istanbul shipyards at the biennial, carrying the Istanbul dock and its accompanying historic associations, exchanges, discussions, similarities, and visions of the future to a shipyard in Venice.
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