Time Space Existence
2th Edition

As part of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event Time Space Existence at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora presented more than 100 architects from over 40 countries. This exhibition documented developments and thoughts in architecture, highlighting fundamental questions by discussing the philosophical concepts Time, Space and Existence. An international group of architects with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different stages of their careers, i.e. established architects next to architects whose works might be less known. What they have in common is their dedication to architecture in the broadest sense of their profession. The exhibition showcased a large diversity of presentations (models, concepts, research results, dreams, hopes and ideas), combining classical architectural presentations with surprising artistic elements. All presentations were either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition or coming directly from the architect’s studio. The two locations each have their particular atmosphere. The 32 rooms in Palazzo Bembo mainly highlight solo-presentations, by architects such as Ricardo Bofill, AHMM, GMP, and White arkitekter, or research projects such as that of the University of Houston. With its typical Venetian features, Palazzo Mora showcased a variety of architects within its grand spaces, such as the sculpture by Eduardo Souto de Moura.

With their structures, architects often have an enormous impact on the way we humans experience our surroundings, experience Time-Space. They influence our daily existence and leave a mark on the earth from this current Time and often this ‘mark’ even outlives the architect himself. Architects should be very conscious about the impact their activities and decisions have on people and other living beings as well as on our environment as a total. By combining different architectural thoughts and approaches, this exhibition aimed to enlarge our human awareness of our own personal existence as a human being within a specific space and time.


From 7 June to
23 November 2014


Palazzo Mora
Palazzo Bembo


Palazzo Bembo

Allford Hall, Monaghan Morris, Altro_Studio, Ed Anthony, Baar-Baarenfels, Alejandro Beautell, Heinrich Bobst, Ricardo Bofill, Josep Ferrando Bramona, Ueli Brauen + Doris Wälchli, Louise Braverman, Tuncer Çakmakli, C. F. Møller Architects, Waltraut Cooper, Enrico Daffonchio, De Blacam and Meagher, Ebner + Greutmann + Bolzern, ETAT Arkitekter, Frame and Elements | Tomoyuki Utsumi,  Ben Garcia Saxe, General Architecture, Petra Gipp Arkitektur + Akane Moriyama, Ernst Giselbrecht, GM architects, GMP, Stein Halvorsen, Heri & Salli, HLM Architects, In praise of Shadows, Jérôme Jacqmin, Eleena Jamil Architect, LEAP + MTQ, Gerhard Lenz Project, Les architectes FABG, Alessandro Lupi, Mann & Capua Mann, MOB architects, Emmanuelle Moureaux, New-Territories, Edmund Ng, Nickl & Partner, Numen | For Use, Opta Arquitectos, Ortúzar & Gebauer + Simonetti & Stewart, Luca Selva, Shatotto, Samar Singh Jodha, Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala, SURE Architecture, Takasaki Masaharu, Peter Tay studio, Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, University of Houston, White arkitekter, KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Peter Tay Zweig.

Palazzo Mora

ADEPT, Akmar, AllesWirdGut, Architecture Project, Wannenmacher + Möller, Arditti + RDT Architects, Bekkering Adams, Beyond architecture, Michael Burch, Caramel, Caribbean School of Architecture, Chance De Silva + Scanner, Florencia Costa, Mark Dziewulski, Fabulous Urban, Jaime J. Ferrer Forés, Norman Foster, Antonio Freiles, Fuhrimann & Hächler, Lisbeth Funck, David Guerra, Frank Heerema, Kohki Hiranuma, Inspiration, Riho Jagom Ägi, KEIKO + MANABU, Nils Koenning, Rafael Mahdavi + Jonathan Shimony, Manifold Design, Rodolphe Mertens, Min2, NMD | NOMADAS, Parc Architectes, Budi Pradono, Sanjay Puri, Rintala Eggertsson, Eduardo Souto De Moura, SsD Architecture, Studio mk27, Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, Terreformone, Tuuli Tiitola-Meskanen, Alberto Torsello, University of the Philippines Diliman, UnSangDong Architects, Vitaliy & Elena Vasilieva, Vertical Brigade, Wasserfall Munting, WTA Architecture+Design, ZEST architecture.

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Download the 2014 Online Catalogue to discover the fascinating projects and insights behind Time Space Existence and its participants.

Collateral Events


25 years of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – The “Mies van der Rohe Award” event Made in Europe at Palazzo Michiel considers history as a construe of data with a specific time signature. The exhibition presented a selection of 150 models and a visualisation of the 2500 proposals that conform a quarter of a century of awards, representing a curated selection of the highest quality works of architecture in Europe. The exhibition emphasises the number, quantity and quality of the overwhelming data.

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