KOREA, CHILE, RUSSIA, FRANCE AND CANADA: the winners of the 14th Architecture Biennale


Rem Koolhaas, the director of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta, president of the Biennale, and the jury presented the awards for Lifetime Achievement and International Participations. The jury recognized that the Biennale was a remarkable possibility to make and share information about modernity — especially praising its part in uncovering and dissecting new regions of influence in the architecture world. 

The Golden Lion for Greatest National Participation went to Korea for “Crow’s Eye See: The Korean Peninsula” The jury cited Korea’s “extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and wealthy body of expertise of arch and urbanism in a very charged political predicament.”

Chile acquired the Silver Lion for a Nationwide Participation for “Monolith Controversies”. The jury mentioned, “Focusing on one important element of modern day architecture – a prefabricated concrete wall- it critically highlights the role of factors of architecture in various ideological and political contexts.” 

The Silver Lion for very best research project in the Monditalia segment went to Andrés Jaque/Workplace for Political Innovation for “Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-to-house Tv Urbanism.”


The 3 Particular Mentions to Nationwide Participations went to

Canada – Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15

France – Modernity: guarantee or menace?

Russia – Fair Ample: Russia’s Past Our Present


The jury also assigned 3 Particular Mentions to analysis projects in theMonditalia section


  • Radical Pedagogies: ACTION-Response-INTERACTION
  • Intermundia
  • Italian Lines

As it was announced in May, Phyllis Lambert received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. 

Venice Biennale 2014 Winners: Korea, Chile, Russia, France, Canada originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture websiteon 07 Jun 2014.

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