26 May - 25 November 2018
Another Generosity is the the Nordic contribution to the 2018 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The exhibition explores the relationship between nature and the built environment and is designed by the Finnish architect Eero Lundén.
Responding to this year’s theme of Freespace, the exhibition Another Generosity explores the relationship between nature and the built environment, and how new approaches to architecture can help shape a world that supports the symbiotic coexistence of both. It seeks to create a spatial experience which heightens our awareness of our surroundings. Moreover, it is an attempt to foster dialogue, debate and criticism to help reveal new ways we can shape our world with another generosity. A generosity not just between humans, but between humans and nature.
Another Generosity considers a structure that holds two basic elements: air and water. The simple structures are combined to create a visible and dynamic cellular structure. The inflated elements mediate between the natural and built environment. They respond to external and sometimes unseen stimuli, creating a new kind of experience, a momentary hesitation that heightens our awareness of our surroundings.
Lundén Architecture Company was founded in 2008. The office’s unique approach is shaped by the experiences of over 100 projects to date. Current projects range from small experimental pavilions to large 300 000 m2 master plans. The office engages with contemporary spatial challenges and focuses on proposing new ideas that envision the future of the built environment. Company’s design approach is research-based, experimental and collaborative, involving leading experts and consultants from diverse professional fields. Through their process of experimentation, exploration, contribution and discussion, they seek to further develop and crystallize our way of thinking about architecture.
Juulia Kauste, Reetta Heiskanen/ Museum of Finnish Architecture
Nina Berre/ Norwegian National Museum of Art Architecture and Design
Kieran Long/ ArkDes
Eero Lundén/ Lundén Architecture Company
Museum of Finnish Architecture
Norwegian National Museum of Art
Architecture and Design ArkDes