Venice Pavilion redevelopment
On 1 June 2011, the Australia Council announced the intended redevelopment of the Australian Pavilion.
The Australian Pavilion is positioned within the Biennale Gardens (Giardini della Biennale). The pavilion is one of 29 pavilions within the Biennale Gardens, all built at different periods by various countries. The current Australian Pavilion was designed by renowned Australian architect Philip Cox and opened in 1988.
Australiaâ€™s new pavilion, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, will be the first 21st century building in the historic Biennale Gardens.
Denton Corker Marshallâ€™s credits include such landmark buildings as the Melbourne Museum, Museum of Sydney, Australian Embassies in Tokyo and Beijing, and the Stonehenge Visitor Centre in the United Kingdom.
The selection of the architect for the new Australian Pavilion involved a two-stage process managed by the Australia Council, and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects.
It is anticipated the new pavilion will be completed in time for the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, in 2015.
This is a public-private partnership project, and Council gratefully acknowledges our donors for their generosity and philanthropic leadership.
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Image Credit: Denton Corker Marshall Pavilion main entrance, canal view, Venice Pavilion fly through video, east view.