337 HERZOG & DE MEURON AND AI WEIWEI

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Contribution to La Biennale di Venezia. 11. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura: Architecture Beyond Building
Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. Installation Piece for the Venice Architecture Biennale
Italian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice, Italy
Exhibition 14 September – 23 November 2008

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
Project Team: Bettina Back, Catharina Weis, Esther Zumsteg

In Collaboration with:
Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China

Installation Team:
Coordination/Organisation Zhuang Xi, installation crew of six bamboo craftsmen from Jingdezhen

Biennale Director:
Aaron Betsky

Materials:
approx. 50 tropical bamboo poles from Jingdezhen, 6m length, 18-24cm diameter
 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Beth Broome: Exploring the intangible at the Venice Biennale.
In: Architectural Record. New York, The McGraw-Hill Companies, 11.2008. pp. 77-80.

Flavio Albanese, Aaron Betsky, Francesco Delogu: Out There. Architecture beyond Building. 11. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura Biennale di Venezia. 11th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale.
In: Flavio Albanese (Ed.). Domus. Contemporary Architecture, Interiors, Design, Art. Vol. No. 917, Milan, Domus S.p.A., 09.2008. pp. 17-40.

Ai Weiwei, Herzog & de Meuron, Aaron Betsky: Ai Weiwei. Herzog & de Meuron. Beijing, Venice, London.
Edited by: Charles Merewether, Stefania Bonelli. London, Albion, 2008. Vol. No. 1 and 2.