Venice Architecture Biennale 2012: Common Ground (VIDEO)

08/28/2012 07:59 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
British architect David Chipperfield walks around in the new Folkwang Museum during a press presentation on January 27,  2010
British architect David Chipperfield walks around in the new Folkwang Museum during a press presentation on January 27, 2010 in Essen, western Germany. The museum will open for the public on January 30 and offers visitors an overview of 19th century German and French painting and sculpture. The Krupp Foundation provided 55 million euros for the building of the site designed by David Chipperfield . AFP PHOTO DDP / VOLKER HARTMANN GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

The 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012 is directed by the architect David Chipperfield. The show is titled Common Ground and takes place from August 28 until November 25, 2012 in Venice, Italy. A hundred and nineteen architects, photographers, artists, critics and scholars present 69 projects in the biennial's Central Pavilion at the Giardini and in the Arsenale.

Many of the projects have been specifically created for this exhibition. Among the participants are architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Norman Foster, Märkli Architekt, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and OMA, as well as artists such as Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, and Olafur Eliasson. The show runs until November 25, 2012.

The video below provides you with a tour of the exhibition on the professional day.

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