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On May 26th, 2016, at 19:00 h., the Unfolding Pavilion will open its doors to the public.

The Unfolding Pavilion is an exhibition and editorial project by Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Davide Tommaso Ferrando that pops up at major architecture events in previously inaccessible but architecturally significant buildings.

On each occasion the Unfolding Pavilion features a different theme inspired by the space it occupies, by means of comissioned original works that react to it and to its wider cultural-historic background. The Unfolding Pavilion doesn’t necessarily care about the hosting event’s theme. It lets its occupied space inspire its own theme. Without a good exhibition space (of the finest architectural making), the Unfolding Pavilion doesn’t have any reason to exist.

Like any pop-up, the Unfolding Pavilion only lasts for a short but intense period of time. After closing its doors, its activity unfolds online with a continuously updated stream of content. Once the hosting event closes, the Unfolding Pavilion’s website is archived and a book documenting (and retroactively critiquing) the whole process is published.

In its 2016 edition, the Unfolding Pavilion enters Ignazio Gardella’s Casa alle Zattere from the 26th to the 31st of May 2016, on the occasion of the opening of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia, converting one of its apartments in a temporary gallery of works made by some of the most unique authors of architecture-related curated archives.


Starting from the recognition of the recent rise of curated archives as a phenomenon of interest for architectural communication, as well as from an interpretation of the Casa alle Zattere that insists both on the editorial character of its facade and on the spatial complexity of its interiors, the Unfolding Pavilion invited architects who are actively and successfully working on curated archives to illustrate the core concepts of their editorial projects, by means of an object/installation capable of reacting to both Gardella’s building and the specific space occupied by the Unfolding Pavilion.


The most unique authors of architecture-related curated archives have been invited to take part in the first iteration of the Unfolding Pavilion. They are:

Michael ABRAHAMSON; Mariabruna FABRIZI and Fosco LUCARELLI; Fabio Alessandro FUSCO; Luca GALOFARO; Andrew KOVACS; Daniel Tudor MUNTEANU with Antoine Predock Architect PC, Bogdan & Van Broeck, CI-AA, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Fala Atelier, Davide Tommaso FERRANDO, Fosbury Architecture, Interval Projects, Andreas LECHNER, Bart LOOTSMA & Gernot BAUMANN, MATHESON WHITELEY & Giles REID, Graham McKAY, Willie MILLER, Monadnock, Office of Adrian Phiffer, OKOLO, Weltgebraus and Weyell Berner Architekten; Beniamino SERVINO with Teresa ESPOSITO, Marco Maria Nicola GIUDICIANNI, Lorella LIGNELLI, Maria Antonietta SANTANGELO and Dmytro SEMENYUK; Matthew SULLIVAN; Davide TRABUCCO; Cristian VALENZUELA PINTO; Volumetrica; Shinichi WAKI; Charles YOUNG.


location: Casa alle Zattere
address: calle Zucchero 402, 30123 Venezia, Italy
dates: from May 26th to May 31st, 2016
opening: May 26th, 2016, at 19:00

website: www.unfoldingpavilion.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/UnfoldingPavilion

email: unfoldingpavilion@gmail.com

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