Venice Biennale: Gold for South Korea
South Korea was awarded the «Golden Lion» for the best country pavilion at Venice’s 14th Architecture Biennale right after its opening in the beginning of June. The pavillon curator Minsuk Cho of the Korean Mass Studies design studio apparently impressed the jury with the presentation of the geopolitical situation of the divided Korean peninsula. «Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula» compares the architectural development of North and South Korea from 1914 until the present day.
STARON®, exhibiting contrasting colours and objects, is part of the award-winning pavillon: STARON® Pure White for architectural models of urban planning, STARON® Univers and Onyx for the red and black-coloured presentation tables featuring photos, books and brochures on the state and development of Korean architecture.
The pavillon in the «Giardini Pubblici» park in the south-east of Venice just as the exhibition will be open for visits till 23 November. 65 countries are taking part with their diverse pavillons which are mainly located in the park. The curator is the renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas who headlined this year’s Architecture Biennale «Fundamentals.»
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