In July 2013 I went to the Venice Biennale. For days I wandered the Giardini and the streets of Venice looking in vain for the Ecuadorian Pavilion. (Karina Skvirsky Aguilera)
Proposals for an Ecuadorian Pavilion in Venice is a series of designs to build a Pavilion in Venice in the Giardini for the alternating biennial of architecture and art. The different architectural ideas are inspired by existing architecture in Ecuador. Some of the proposed designs suggest a vernacular style, comfortable with local materials & forms, using architectural language that is steeped in past typographies or traditions. The proposals have a number of influences that include references to nature and migratory patterns from Ecuador to Italy.
Proposals for an Ecuadorian Pavilion in Venice pushes at the boundaries of materials and technology with a view towards the future and the changing climate, especially issues of rising water-an important consideration in recent decades. In addition, the divided structure within the proposals points to the special geographic position in which Ecuador finds itself while also suggesting the dual levels of land and water in Venice.
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