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­­­­Venue Palazzo Contarini
10th Architecure Biennale Venice: 7th 8th and 9th September 2006

Co host and Organiser White Partners
Co hosts Urban Splash and Architectural Review

Moderator Paul FInch Architectural Review­

Committee Paul Finch, Corinna Dean, Peter Cook, Odile Decq


Wolf Prix, Odile Decq, Bernard Tschumi, Aaron Betsky, Rafael VInoly, William Menking, Mathias Sauerbruch, Louisa Hutton, Deborah Saunt, Benedetta Tagliabue, Nick Johnson, Mario Bellini, Richard Schlagman, Tom Bloxham, Francine Houben

Presenters and Subjects

7th September

Off the Wall
Two short films, both made by West Coast practices:
Break Out — artistic demolition
Plasmatic Concepts — The future of filiming in downtown LA

8th September

City Landscapes
Adam Richards — Micro City State
Witherford Watson Mann — Lower Lea Valley (quite wordy)
Acta Arquitectura (Madrid) — cultural centre on Lanzarote
Leitwerk — An airport city in the Sudan

9th September

Messing about on the River
McDowell + Benedetti (London) — Bridge Castleford Yorkshire
Glwoacka Rennie (London) — East Reef
Musica Design (Turin) — Follydock — harbourside folly
Yamac Korfali (London) — The Sponge

­­­Download review of the event from Architectural Review October 2006 (pdf)