La Biennale di Venezia
Exhibition Palazzo Mora 2023
May 23 - November 23

Wooden pavilion structures on the rooftops of the lagoon city offer the city dwellers the only private outdoor space and refuge from their usually cramped townhouses. During the summer months, as Venice residents face the full effect of the midday heat, an altana in a breeze and with its light canopy shade provides a pleasant resting place. Its construction principles have stood the test of time, yet its functional and visual potential has not been fully exhausted. In line with the current climate and resilience challenge, this issue was further explored.

The project was inspired by the traditional typology of the altana, a timeless architectural element reflecting the continuity of Venice´s cultural identity. The possibilities of its existence in the future were questioned and subjected to contemporary reimagination. As a result, a wooden structure with detailed connections and fitted with a sculptural mesh creates a visual sensation on the roof terrace of the Palazzo Mora during the Time Space Existence 2023 exhibition. In this way, the original motif acquires new radiance and becomes a luminous feature in the Venetian old town roof landscape at night.

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