Renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has been appointed as the director of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The role involves curating the central exhibition housed in the Corderie dell’ Arsenale and coordinating the numerous national pavilions. Last year’s Biennale curator, David Chipperfield, explored the theme of Common Ground among architects and put the emphasis back on buildings. For 2014 Koolhaas, whose work is informed by intense research, will use an investigation into contemporary architecture as the foundation for the Biennale. “We want to take a fresh look at the fundamental elements of architecture – used by any architect, anywhere, anytime – to see if we can discover something new about architecture”.
The 14th International Architecture Biennale will open from 7 June – 23 November 2014.