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Reporting from the front

15./16.-18. SEPTEMBER 2016

Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany, ARCH ON TOUR

Guided tours: "La Biennale di Venezia"

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH u Co KG

At the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice "Reporting from the Front", this year's biennial curator Alejandro Aravena is focusing on those projects in which architecture reacts to fundamental and current global problems with concrete solutions.

Following the general topic, Elke Delugan-Meissl, commissioner of the Austrian contribution, together with the 3 teams Caramel Architects, EOOS and the next ENTERprise architects as well as Liquid Frontiers, shows the process results of the project initiated in Vienna on the occasion of the refugee crisis

"Places for people". Another highlight in the Giardini is the German contribution "Making Heimat, Arrival Country". The design of the entrance area in the Arsenale with recycled demolition materials from the last Biennale and numerous projects by young offices that illustrate a noticeable rethinking process with innovative concepts is pleasing.

ARCH ON TOUR, in cooperation with "La Biennale di Venezia", provides a general overview of the Biennale, leads to the most important contributions in the Giardini and the Arsenale and to selected "Eventi Collaterali" in the urban area of Venice. In addition to the guided program, there is enough time for individual visits. As in the tried and tested way, an appealing evening program is optimally taken care of. On Saturday evening, an "Apericena" is reserved exclusively for our group in the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Malipiero. A nocturnal walk accompanies you on hidden paths through the "mysterious Venice"  back to the hotel.

PROGRAM as of September 13th, 2016, subject to change

Sunrise / sunset Venice mid-September 2016: approx. 06:20 am / 8:00 pm


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Meeting point at Vienna Central Station 

Departure  Vienna Hbf with  EN237  


Friday, September 16, 2016 / Giardini Biennale

Arrival in Venezia SL

Vaporetto to Hotel Casanova, San Marco  

Coffee break

Walk to the Giardini

Overview tour on the general topic of the 15th Architecture Biennale "Reporting from the

            Front "and central pavilion Padiglione Italia / Biennale Giardini

individual lunch

Optional tour of selected pavilions: Austria Pavilion: "Places for People", Poland, England, Germany, Japan, Venezuela, Spain

then time for independent visit to the Giardini

Recommendation for Eventi Collaterali, country contributions in urban space: New Zealand, Taiwan

joint dinner in the "Osteria Al Portego"       

1st night at Hotel Casanova, San Marco


Saturday, September 17th, 2016 / Arsenale Biennale

Walk to the Arsenale

Overview tour of "Reporting from the Front" in the Arsenale, Corderie and Artiglerie

then an optional tour through selected exhibitions: country contributions Peru, Singapore, Turkey, South Africa, Italy; Giardino delle Vergini: Films (Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners)

Individual lunch, time to visit the Arsenale on your own

Recommendation Eventi Collaterali, country contributions in urban space: Hong Kong, Baltic States

exclusive "Apericena" (aperitif with snacks and buffet) in the piano nobile of Palazzo Malipiero,

      Campo Santa Maria Formosa 

afterwards a walk back to the hotel with a special night tour

"on hidden paths through the mysterious Venice"

2nd night in the Hotel Casanova, San Marco


Sunday, September 18, 2016 / Eventi Collaterali and exhibitions

Walk to selected "Eventi Collaterali" and exhibitions

                as part of the Venice Biennale:

       Espace Louis Vuitton: "Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris, Frank Gehry"

       Palazzo Cesaro-Marchesi: "Show on Show", Stefania Fersini

       Palazzo Malipiero Barnabó: Biennale contribution to Montenegro

       Palazzo Bembo: "Time Space Existence"

individual lunch

Vaporetto to the train station

Departure Venezia SL with EC30 to Vienna

Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR

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