Austrian installation ‘Thoughts Form Matter’ perfectly adheres to the theme of Freespace, the focus of the Architecture Biennale 2018

'Thoughts Form Matter', Padiglione Austria 2018 [Photo Marc Lins]

Austria takes part in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice Biennale (open until 25 November 2018) with the exhibition ‘Thoughts Form Matter’ at the national pavilion at Giardini di Castello, curated by Verena Konrad, director of the Vorarlberg Architecture Institute, with the team consisting of architects Sagmeister & Walsh, Henke Schreieck and LAAC.

Thoughts Form Matter”, Padiglione Austria 2018

‘Thoughts Form Matter’ makes its visitors reflect on the importance of public spaces in contemporary cities and acknowledge the role of architecture as a means to design spaces that are free from any kind of constraint.

Thoughts Form Matter”, Padiglione Austria 2018

Concepts like ‘deviation’, ‘atmosphere’ and ‘beauty’ are materialized in three big interdependent installations that differ in material, shape and size and interact with one another dialoguing with the internal and external architectural space of the pavilion.

Thoughts Form Matter”, Padiglione Austria 2018

Among the projects on display is also the ‘Great Amber – Concert Hall Liepaja’, a multifunctional complex built in Latvia and designed by Graz-based architecture firm Volker Gienke, which won the international award ‘Glass in Architecture in Moscow on 19 April 2018. [Text Arianna Callocchia – Photo Martin Mischkulnig]