Slovenian pavilion opens at Venice architectural biennial

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Venice - Slovenian pavilion designed by architects Tina Gregorič and Aljoša Dekleva opened at the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice biennial on Thursday. Dubbed Home in Arsenal, the pavilion is designed as a library of sorts that gives the visitor an insight into various views on the state of things.

koda 8 8 - 13.00 odprtje slovenskega paviljona Dom v Arzenalu kustosov Tine Gregoric in Aljose Dekleve na mednarodni razstavi arhitekture na beneskem bienalu; BENETKE

Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Gregorič and Dekleva, who were selected as curators by commissioner of Slovenia's presentation Matevž Čelik, set up the wooden library to which selected architects, designers and artists from Slovenia and around the world donated ten books each.

They were asked to select books reflecting their views on home and existence, thus sharing their know-how and experience from "their own fronts" - a nod to this year's topic Reporting From the Front, selected by director of the 15th biennial Alejandro Aravena.

The concept behind the pavilion is that housing structures have been the dominating factor of our constructed environment and have been fulfilling the basic human needs.

However, structures should do more than just ensure survival, they should create conditions for a meaningful life. The authors of the pavilion wonder what home means at a time of rising mobility, what defines it.

Čelik believes that Slovenian curators walk on the edges of architectural practice, which is in turn in line with the idea of the biennial that seeks to find, according to Aravena, answers to what architectural solutions are needed at a certain time in a certain society.

Slovenia's pavilion is located at the Arsenal, one of the main spaces of the biennial that will open to the wider public on Saturday and run until the end of November. (Source: STA)



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