Time Space Existence
3th Edition

Time Space Existence, held at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, and Palazzo Rossini, presented an extraordinary amalgamation of architects spanning six continents, each with diverse cultural backgrounds and at various stages of their careers. The exhibition featured both established architects and those whose works may be less known. Participants were invited to explore the fundamental concepts of Time, Space and Existence. The exhibition, through a variety of forms and media, documented the current developments in architecture, with each venue creating a unique atmosphere. Palazzo Bembo focused on solo presentations by architects and firms such as Peter Eisenman, Woha, Studio Razavi, and research projects from international universities like the University of Arkansas.

Palazzo Mora, with its distinctive Venetian features, showcased an impressive lineup of architects, firms, and universities within its grand spaces. Notable exhibits included the site-specific installation by Denise Scott Brown and presentations from the University of Sydney, Auckland, and MIT.

Palazzo Rossini featured a large presentation highlighting the work of GMP Architekten and the AAC Academy. Architects, with their profound impact on our environment and the way we experience our surroundings, shape our daily existence and leave a lasting mark on the Earth. This ‘mark’ often outlives the architect. By combining diverse thoughts and approaches, the exhibition aimed to enhance our awareness of our personal existence as human beings within a specific space and time.”


From 28 May to
27 November 2016


Palazzo Mora
Palazzo Bembo
Palazzo Rossini


109 Architectes (LBN); 2architecture (CAN); A-01 & Bill Price-School of Architecture PVAMU (USA); Academy for Architectural Culture (DEU); ADAN (JPN); Pep Admetlla (ESP); Adoff Arquitetos(PRT);B&M Architects (FIN); Alison Brooks (GBR); Ed Anthony (GBR); APT Architecture/Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani (USA); Architecture Project (MLT); Arditti + RDT Architects (MEX); Atelier Martel (FRA); Michael Donalds (FIN); Bruno Erpicum & Partners (BEL); Auckland University of Technology & University of Sydney (AUS); bFarchitecture (BEL); Andrey Bokov (RUS); Louise Braverman (USA); Marcus Bredt (DEU); Michael Burch (USA);CAMPO+Worknot!+Room for Architecture+Normal Architecture (COL,IRN,IND,MYS); Carla Bechelli Arquitectos (ARG); CAZA (USA); Nina Choi (USA); Stanislaw Chomicki (POL); Chu Chih Kang (TWN); Paul Clemence (USA); Waltraut Cooper (AUT); CreuseCarrasco Arquitectos (ESP); Gustavo Crisóstomo (CHL); Daigo Ishii+Future-scape Architects (JPN); Lorena Darquea Schettini (ECU); Bruno Delamain (FRA); Vivian Dembo (VEN); Design Haus Liberty + Artliner (GBR); Di Vece Arquitectos (MEX); Djuric Tardio Architectes (FRA); Amy Dolego (USA); Aaron Dougherty (USA); Duplex Arkitekten (DEU); René Durr (CHE); EB Arquitetura (BRA); EBA[M]+[C]/Arash Mozafari (IRN-CAN); Peter Eisenman Architects (USA); Chris Elliott (AUS); Elsa Urquijo Architects (ESP); Emre Arolat (TUR); Espiral Arquitectos (CHL); Estudio Botteri-Connell (ARG); Estudio Ramos (ARG); ETAT Arkitekter (SWE); ETH Zürich (CHE); Marlon Blackwell Architects – University of Arkansas CDC (USA); Fentress Architects (USA); Form4 Architecture (USA); Frank Havermans (NLD); Mads Frederik (DNK); Antonio Freiles (ITA); (Full) Scale Architecten (BEL); FWC Architecture & Urban Design Inc (CAN); Cherubino Gambardella (ITA); Nelson Garrido (PRT); Gerber Architekten (DEU); Beatriz Gerenstein (ARG); GMP (DEU); Nella Golanda (GRC); Gorgona (MDA); GRAS arquitectos (ESP); Edward Groeger (AUT); Gus Wüstemann (CHE); Nick Guttridge (GBR); Haeahn Architecture + H Architecture (KOR-USA); Han Xiaofeng, School of Architecture of Southeast University (CHN); Helin & Co Architects (FIN); Henning Stummel (GBR); Ideal Spaces Group (DEU-SWE); Ingarden & Ewy Architects (POL); Ingo Schrader (DEU); INNOCAD (AUT); Interplan2 Architects (ITA);Jacob + MacFarlane (FRA); Evan Joseph (USA); KAMJZ (POL); Karawitz (FRA); KEIKO+MANABU (JPN); Johannes Knoops (USA); Kouvo & Partanen Architects (FIN); Renate Krammer (AUT); leeMundwiler (USA); Lewis and Gould Architect (USA); Lightroom + Bojana Ginn (USA); Lieven Lefere (BEL); Maki and Associates (JPN); Manasaram Architects (IND); Selin Maner (TUR); Endoh Masaki + CIT (JNP); Mangera Yvars Architects (GBR); Manifold Design (USA); Katherine Lambert + Christiane Robbins, MAP (USA); MCM Group (USA); Meridian 105 (USA); Christian Michel (FRA); Min 2 (NLD); Michael Moran (USA); Tanja Milbourne (AUS); MIT (USA); MKPL (SGP); Peter Molick (USA); Andres Morales (CRI); Paulo Moreira (PRT); Morger Partner Architekten (CHE); Nanjing University (CHN); Noriko Naoi (JPN); Nathan Yip Foundation (USA); Nickl & Partner (DEU); Nissen Wentzlaff (CHE); Bengt Isling & Nyrens Arkitektkontor (SWE); OBRA Architects (USA) + China Architecture Design (CHN); odD+Architects (ECU); Satoshi Okada (JPN); Ricardo Oliveira Alves (PRT); One Plus Partnership (CHN); Orproject (GBR-USA-UAE-IND); FG arquitectos + Ortuzar Gebauer (CHL); Frank Oudeman (NLD); Ivan Padovani (BRA); PAR – Platform for Architecture + Research (USA); Patricia Parinejad (DEU – USA); Patrick TIGHE Architecture (USA); Alan Pert and University of Melbourne (AUS); Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta (BRA); 23 Ideas from Indonesian Architects (IDN); Proarh (HRV); Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (NLD); Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Ecuador & cityLAB/UCLA (ECU, USA); PUPA (LTU);Project Realization Architectural Studio (RUS); Sigrid Rauchdobler (AUT); Luis Rodríguez López (MLT – ESP); Ruinelli Architetti Associati (CHE); School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CHN); SchilderScholte (NLD); Schulz und Schulz + Stefan Müller (DEU); Denise Scott Brown (USA); Seconda Universita di Napoli (ITA); SEHW Architektur (DEU); Serrano Monjaraz (MEX); Shatotto (BGD); Shimizu Ken (JPN); Endo Shuhei (JPN); Isa Stein Studio (AUT); Stenger2 Architekten und Partner (DEU); Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti (MEX); Studio Razavi Architecture + youfeel.org (FRA-USA); Studio Vulkan (CHE); Studiobird (AUS); Sweet Sparkman Architects and University of Florida College (USA); Takasaki Architects (JPN); Terry&Terry Architecture (USA); Juri Troy Architects (AUT); Turenscape (CHN); Simon Twose (NZL); Ueberholz GmbH (DEU); UNITEDLAB Associates (KOR); Universidad Anáhuac México (MEX); Universidad Iberoamericana (MEX); Joaquin Alvado, University of Alicante (ESP); Urban Lab Plus; Urban Recycle Architecture Studio (BRA); Massimo Valente (ITA); Vidal Arquitectos (MEX); Wannenmacher + Moeller (DEU); WY-TO Architects (SGP); WOHA (SGP); Wulf Architekten (DEU); Yohan Zerdoun + Kister Scheithauer Gross Architekten (DEU); ZHAO Siyi,School of Architecture Southeast University (CHN); Zhu Wenyi, School of Architecture Tsinghua University (CHN).

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Download the 2016 Online Catalogue to discover the fascinating projects and insights behind Time Space Existence and its participants.


Every year our project is enhanced by a series of videos which delve into our values. Meet our team and hear more about our projects in Venice. Find out how our exhibitions and activities have developed through the years and what happens behind the scenes at the European Cultural Centre. This is a selection focusing on ECC’s architecture exhibition Time Space Existence.

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