designEX congratulates Melbourne-based Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) on their appointment by the Australia Council for the Arts as the architects for the new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Selected from six shortlisted submissions, the DCM proposal will replace a temporary structure created by eminent architect Philip Cox in 1988.
AIA president and member of the selection committee Brian Zulaikha says of the appointment ‘DCM’s building is a striking, perhaps timeless addition to the Giardini. Handsome and sculpturally bold, its skillful simplicity creates an inspiring and limitless space for artists and audiences’
The DCM design uses an elegant black box made from South Australian granite, that in turn houses a white box to form a simplistic background to showcase exhibitions at the art and architecture biennales which alternates each year.
The new permanent pavilion is due for completion in 2013, with Australia being one of 29 countries to retain permanent national presence.
Take a virtual look at the new pavilion :
IMAGE credits – Images © Denton Corker Marshall