The Architecture Biennale is considered the most important presentation on architecture in the world. More than 100 participants from 46 countries showed their designs and ideas.

Venice (dpa) – The Berlin architectural collective Raumlaborberlin received a Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The jury awarded the nine men and women the prize in the category of the best participants for their installation “Instances of Urban Practice” (examples of urban practice), as announced by the Biennale. The 17th edition of the architecture exhibition took place under the motto “How are we going to live together? (How will we live together?).

Raumlaborberlin received the prize, according to the Biennale, for two projects which constitute an example of “imaginative urban recovery”. Your community approach advocates participation and shared responsibility, he said. Raumlaborberlin wanted the installation to show two examples of how “common spaces to experience and explore unknown futures” can be created.

According to the architects, “Instances of Urban Practice” refers to two sites in Berlin, namely the Floating University of the rainwater collection basin at the old Tempelhof airport and the House of Statistics on Alexanderplatz. From April to September 2018, the office created the Floating University as an experience for learning together. Students and researchers, among others, experimented with new ideas for urban architecture or organized workshops. The Maison de la statistique project revolves around concepts for the use of the vacant building.

The exhibit actually opens every two years, but due to the corona pandemic it has been postponed from 2020 to 2021.