The innovative LAVA Architects introduce their “Jeju Hills hotel resort”, mountainous volcanic island houses in Korea (topological structure, form 2000 rooms around a terracing façade and atrium) as well as the “King Abdulaziz city of science and technology” KACST in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, “The square 3” a mixed use development in the city of Berlin, the “Tower skin” in Sydney and last but not least the “Green climate fund” in Bonn, Germany as part of the 2014 Architecture Biennale for the “alpitecture meets biennale – topographic structures”, a proposta at Venice’s palazzo Bollani.
We hope visitors to the biennale will be inspired by the exhibition at the palazzo, located close to the Arsenale. We are proud to be featured alongside internationally renowned architectural firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Graft and Blauraum architekten in showcasing our visionary projects’, added Alexander Rieck, LAVA’s Stuttgart director.
LAVA architects mainly explore frontiers that blend high advance future technologies with the proportions of organisation found in nature resulting in a friendlier, socially and environmentally responsible future. ‘We are excited that our award winning tower skin is one of eleven unbuilt Australian projects to be chosen for the virtual Australian pavilion.
To exhibit unbuilt buildings in an unbuilt pavilion is a genius idea of the curators. while the tower concept references the Sydney opera house sails, nature, the harbour and all that is Sydney, it also addresses global issues such as timescales of fashion and technology and future proofing of buildings”, commented Chris Bosse, Asia pacific director of LAVA.
By Depy Charalampidou