Puukuokka highlighted at the Venice Biennale 2016

Puukuokka by OOPEAA has been chosen as one of the nine highlighted projects to represent Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish architecture at the Venice Biennale in 2016.

David Basulto, curator of In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face – the exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2016 — has announced that 500 submissions were received following an Open Call. Of these, 300 projects have been selected to form a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture and will form the central body of the show. Nine have been chosen as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene and will be presented in depth.

In Therapy will use the structure of Abraham Maslow’s 1954 ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ as an analytical lens and an observational springboard from which to explore and investigate architectural projects that have been instrumental in constructing contemporary Nordic society. The exhibition is composed around three categories, each consisting of three projects: Foundational, Belonging and Recognition. According to Basulto: “The exhibition will uncover the fascinating disjunction between the typical world view of the Nordic countries as highly developed, socially progressive nations, and seek to reveal the enormous challenges which they face, with architecture—as a spatial, social, and cultural practice—at its epicentre.”

2016 La Biennale di Venezia is curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. The theme of the Biennale is “Reporting from the Front”. The Biennale is open to the public 28.5.– 27.11.2016.

Find more info on the exhibition here

Find more info on Puukuokka here