XV Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

A garden, a need, a material. This is the source of the installation by Luigi Greco & Mattia Paco Rizzi / GRRIZ. Set on the edge of the Italian Pavilion, the Giardino delle Vergini is the natural focus of the exhibition layout at the Biennale. Hence the need to create a restful, reflective place and offer it to visitors. The material absorbs the effects of this attitude. Wood, recycled from the dismantling of Expo 2015, is placed here in a state of momentary stillness, worked and altered as little as possible in order to meet the future needs of those it is offered to. When the event ends, the material will gain a third life.