Unfolding this Year’s Edition of Time Space Existence
The European Cultural Centre is hosting its Fifth Biennial Architecture exhibition titled Time Space Existence 2021. The multidisciplinary exhibition hosts projects from 212 international architects, artists, universities, urban planners and creative professionals from over 51 countries.
By exploring the main themes of Time, Space, and Existence, a diverse group of architecture studios, urbanites, academic institutions, research centers, and other professionals working across architectural and urban disciplines, investigate the fundamental topics of our time. The exhibition underlines the dialogue of the current thoughts, ideas, and practices of architecture, planning and design in our contemporary world and imagines the future of our living environments.
The exhibition stimulates reflections and eliminates the geographical boundaries between practices; where exhibitors bring their own culture, their mindset, and their perspectives to melt in one place: a place where dialogue, diversity and exchange are celebrated. The projects are showcased in Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo and Giardini della Marinaressa, bringing life to derelict historic settings into vivid public spaces in Venice.
Giardini della Marinaressa; ETH Zurich – Digital Building Technologies (DBT). Photo credits: Federico Vespignani
Time Space Existence 2021 features four main streams shaping our present-day world: Climate Change and Resilient Cities, the Future Built Environment, People and Communities, and Innovative Materials. The streams expand to address topics as green cities, water urbanism, green energy, design and architecture for the wellbeing, disruptive technologies related to green – recycled materials and new environmentally friendly construction techniques. Other topics include urban regeneration, post-mining sites rejuvenation, urban and rural developments, and cultural heritage preservation.
In addition, topics related to refugees, population displacement, inclusivity and human settlements are showcased in the exhibition. These pressing foci are the basis of our extant living and at the forefront of our future existence. COVID-19 has transformed our indoor living, public space, and the way space is conceived. Many architects reflect on new ideas of how our space is remodeled, how our public space is to be conceived after this pandemic, and how to restructure our cities that are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.
Palazzo Bembo; Abu Dhabi University with Nadia Mounajjed & Apostolos Kyriazis; United Arab Emirates. Photo credits: Federico Vespignani
Palazzo Mora; (Left) NOTAN OFFICE; Belgium; (Right) ISTUDIO Architects & Virginia Tech WAAC. Photo credits: Federico Vespignani
An expanded program of workshops, conferences, talks, and seminars will extend over the entire 6-months long exhibition. Many of these events are scheduled to take place in-person in Fall 2021; where professionals, educators, students, and architects will take over the Centre’s spaces and transform it into a lieu for knowledge sharing and interdisciplinary collaboration. The world-class exhibition is complemented with a strong presence virtually through interviews, stories, publications, and exhibition virtual tours that are promoted through Instagram and Facebook channels of ECC and the new website of Time Space Existence. This will allow visitors to stay up-to-date about the exhibits, projects and events from the 22nd of May through 21 November 2021.