The Dutch Pavilion at the13th Annual Architecture Biennale in Venice

Petra Blaise Re-Set Dutch Pavilion 13th Architecture Biennale Venice

Petra Blaise Re-Set Dutch Pavilion 13th Architecture Biennale Venice

The simplicity of the design for the Dutch Pavilion at the 13th Annual Architecture Biennale in Venice does not dampen the effect. Designed by Petra Blaise, the pavilion houses a long and multi-colored curtain moving slowly through the space along a track system. This simplicity is on purpose; Blaise describes the purpose of the pavilion on her website, saying: “The exhibition responds to the vacant architecture in the Netherlands. Showing how the experience of space itself can be changed by relatively simple interventions.” And the space is drastically changed from the last biennale held there, when the pavilion was full of blue foam models of every vacant building owned by the government in the Netherlands.

Alex Dent

September 13, 2012 / By

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