From 28 May – 27 November 2016, Future Islands will be exhibited at the Palazzo Bollani in the Castello district of Venice.
Located just under five minutes’ walk from the Piazza San Marco and the Arsenale, Bollani is a sixteenth-century Renaissance palazzo with an elegant and symmetrical composition. The building is near Venice’s Hotel Metropole, and overlooks the Rio della Pietà. Palazzo Bollani’s address is Castello 3647, Venezia 30122 Italia. View on Google Maps here.
New Zealand Events in Venice
A select number of organisations are utilising the New Zealand Room at the Palazzo Bollani for events promoting discousrse about New Zealand architecture and design. Upcoming events include:
New Zealand Room events
Tuesday 13 September, 3-5pm
John Scott’s Life and Works, Julia Gatley: – presentation with Q&As
The Campaign for Wool invites you to join Assoc Prof and celebrated author Julia Gatley, Head of Architecture, Auckland University on a journey through New Zealand modernist architecture, from the small coastal town of Haumoana to Ngamatea’s expansive sheep station, home to 50,000 sheep and one of Scott’s most iconic homesteads. (Facilitated by Mr Craig Smith, Chair, Campaign for Wool New Zealand Trust)
Wednesday 14 Sept, 3 – 5pm
Wool – a natural fit in the built environment, Lars Vejens / Stephen Fookes
Join The Campaign for Wool in a robust conversation with three prominent guests including Lars Vejens, Head of Design, Aarhus and one of 14 architects who visited New Zealand in 2010 as part of the Wool in Architecture workshop. Lars will be joined by wool expert and New Zealander, Mr Stephen Fookes. Stephen has recently moved to the US to innovate wool as a natural and superior insulator. We are also hoping to have a third guest, one of New Zealand’s finest architects (TBA). (Facilitated by Mr Craig Smith, Chair, Campaign for Wool New Zealand Trust)
Thursday 14 Sept, 3-5pm
White, Lofty and Warm – Wool Knops! Stephen Fookes, presentation with Q&As
Join Stephen Fookes in an insightful presentation on the qualities of wool as a sound insulator, moisture absorber, fire retardant and all-round essential fibre for any healthy home, work or living environment. Stephen, who has had a lifetime involvement in the global wool and textiles industries will answer all your questions about why wool’s attributes should be part of any specifier’s knowledge base and how new technologies can advance wool’s place in the built environment.
(Facilitated by Mr Craig Smith, Chair, Campaign for Wool New Zealand Trust).
Palladio’s Villa Capra, a destination on the The Grand Tour: Architectural Highlights in the Veneto, led by New Zealand Commissioner Tony van Raat.
Brion Cemetery by Carlo Scarpa, a destination on The Grand Tour: Architectural Highlights in the Veneto, led by New Zealand Commissioner Tony van Raat.
Querini Stampalia, renovated by Carlo Scarpa, is the venue for special screenings of Ever the Land.
Each screening of Ever the Land the award-winning documentary by Sarah Gronhert will be followed by a Q+A session with the Director and guests from Tuhoe.
New Zealand Room
The New Zealand Room (Te Koha) and the Reading Room (Te Mātau) – hosting, learning and event spaces at Palazzo Bollani
During the Biennale, Palazzo Bollani will also house support spaces for the New Zealand exhibition. Two rooms, ‘The New Zealand Room’ and ‘Reading Room’ will provide ways for those interested in learning more about New Zealand architecture and design to immerse themselves in our design culture.
New Zealand Room and Reading Room
With the support of the New Zealand Government through Manatū Taonga – the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Cultural Diplomacy International Programme, the New Zealand Room has been designed to showcase leading examples of New Zealand design and innovation to a discerning international audience. This space provides ways for innovative New Zealand companies working in Europe to participate in the Biennale, or reach audiences that attend the prestigious event.
During the Biennale’s duration, the New Zealand Room will host events organised by event patrons, partners and supporters. It will also be a base for cultural events, including symposia on architecture, innovation and science. The Reading Room is a small library in which visitors to New Zealand’s exhibition can discover more about New Zealand architecture and creative industries.
The visitor experience at Palazzo Bollani has been designed by Rufus Knight, a young, award-winning designer. The rooms have finished with furniture, lighting, rugs and art by leading Kiwi designers and artists. The New Zealand Room has been generously supported by: Abodo, David Trubridge, Nick Radford, Nodi Rugs, Philips Selecon, Resene, Robinson Interiors, Rockcote, Resident and Vanda Holdings. Special thanks to: Campaign for Wool NZ, Okewa and Ngā Aho.