Il Casone at the Biennale of Venice
The Company Meets the Architects of the "Uneternal City"
IL CASONE is a proud sponsor of the exhibit titled, “Uneternal City” which will be unveiled at the 11th Biennale Internazionale di Architettura of Venice. On October 18th, IL CASONE, along with other sponsoring companies, will encounter the architectural team who created the exhibit. Beginning at 1:00pm, at the Artiglierie of the Arsenale, the principal designers will speak about their creation and the public will also have the opportunity to meet the companies who financed this project. As part of this event, there will also be a presentation of the publication Paesaggio Urbano published by Maggioli which is entirely dedicated to the “Uneternal City” show.
IL CASONE has chosen to participate in the Biennale by supporting this initiative, and in doing so, is encouraging cultural awareness and creativity in the architectural sector. The creation of the exhibit has generated particular interest among professionals in the community and has received a nomination for the Leone D’Oro for best design.
Curated by the director, Aaron Betsky, the exhibit intends to build on the concept of “discontinuity” which was first developed 30 years ago in occasion of the Roma Interrotta exhibition. The exhibit’s inception in 1978 came from Mayor Guilio Carlo Argan and was organized by Piero Sartogo with the objective of promoting a debate on modifications proposed in the city.
For “Uneternal City”, Aaron Betsky selected 12 architecture studios from around the globe (7 from Rome, 2 European, 2 American and 1 Asian). The studios are: Centola Associati, Delogu Associati, Giammetta & Giammetta, Labics, N!Studio, Nemesi, T-Studio, Big – Bjarke Ingels Group, Clark Stevens, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, MAD and West 8. The professionals elaborated on the design projects proposed and provided critiques and opinions on the development of the periphery of the city of Rome.
Due to the wide array of experience and styles, the architects working on the project have approached the exhibit from a multitude of points of view and perspectives which include futuristic, utopian and surreal styles.