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Supervoid+Friel

http://www.eupavilion.eu

Via Capo d'Africa 9a, Roma, Italy
Supervoid is an architecture office based in Rome. It was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Gallegos Gabilondo and Marco Provinciali. The office has realized projects in Italy and in the US and its work has been exhibited in various international institutions. Anna Livia Friel has studied at IUAV University in Venice and ENSAPLV Paris. She is currently a Phd student at IUAV University in Venice. She has been visiting Phd student at EPFL in Lausanne and AUB in Beirut.

EUPavilion


Towards a European Architecture

EUPavilion


Towards a European Architecture
EUPavilion investigates the relationship between the EU institutions and architecture by means of design.
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EUPavilion is a research project on the relationship between the EU institutions and architecture. A critical reconsideration of such relationship is a fundamental aspect of the construction of a project of relevant collective value. In fact, the so called “Iconographic deficit”2 of the EU is partly due to the lack of a clear project that engages with space, architecture and monuments.
The Venice Biennale and the typology of the pavilion could provide a testing ground for a new kind of European public building. It is now clear how the saturation of the Giardini brought about by the pavilions is not only physical, but also ideological insofar as it was born of a twentieth-century national paradigm. Breaking this paradigm means creating the conditions to ask questions about new representative languages, with the understanding that, albeit free from localist drives, pavilions continue to be fundamental as instruments of identity assertion.


The Giardini of the Biennale di Venezia. Dialogue and Clashes between National and International Aspirations, an article by Supervoid+Friel published in Vesper. Journal of Architecture, Arts & Theory no. 1, "Supervenice", Iuav University of Venice.

The Giardini della Biennale, photos by Giorgio de Vecchi

Supervoid+Friel, EUPavilion workshop at Iuav Wave 2019 Summer Workshops

Supervoid+Friel, EUPavilion workshop at Iuav Wave 2019 Summer Workshops, booklet

Supervoid+Friel, EUPavilion workshop at Iuav Wave 2019 Summer Workshops

EUPavilion


Towards a European Architecture

EUPavilion


Towards a European Architecture
EUPavilion investigates the relationship between the EU institutions and architecture by means of design.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

EUPavilion is a research project on the relationship between the EU institutions and architecture. A critical reconsideration of such relationship is a fundamental aspect of the construction of a project of relevant collective value. In fact, the so called “Iconographic deficit”2 of the EU is partly due to the lack of a clear project that engages with space, architecture and monuments.
The Venice Biennale and the typology of the pavilion could provide a testing ground for a new kind of European public building. It is now clear how the saturation of the Giardini brought about by the pavilions is not only physical, but also ideological insofar as it was born of a twentieth-century national paradigm. Breaking this paradigm means creating the conditions to ask questions about new representative languages, with the understanding that, albeit free from localist drives, pavilions continue to be fundamental as instruments of identity assertion.


The Giardini of the Biennale di Venezia. Dialogue and Clashes between National and International Aspirations, an article by Supervoid+Friel published in Vesper. Journal of Architecture, Arts & Theory no. 1, "Supervenice", Iuav University of Venice.

The Giardini della Biennale, photos by Giorgio de Vecchi

Supervoid+Friel, EUPavilion workshop at Iuav Wave 2019 Summer Workshops

Supervoid+Friel, EUPavilion workshop at Iuav Wave 2019 Summer Workshops, booklet

Supervoid+Friel, EUPavilion workshop at Iuav Wave 2019 Summer Workshops


Idea by

Supervoid+Friel
Via Capo d'Africa 9a
Roma
Italy
Supervoid is an architecture office based in Rome. It was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Gallegos Gabilondo and Marco Provinciali. The office has realized projects in Italy and in the US and its work has been exhibited in various international institutions. Anna Livia Friel has studied at IUAV University in Venice and ENSAPLV Paris. She is currently a Phd student at IUAV University in Venice. She has been visiting Phd student at EPFL in Lausanne and AUB in Beirut.