Here at Stratton & Reekie we know how important representations of architecture are. To say that the success of a development relies on them just as much as on design would be a bit of a stretch, yet it is telling how many good projects have been virtually consigned to oblivion due to bad representation. On a larger scale, the same applies to cities.
The Venice Biennale – or just ‘Biennale’ – is the most awaited event in the strange world of architecture. As with most things in this industry, flexibility lies at its core. Biennales don’t take place at regular intervals, sometimes it’s every two years, sometimes three, depending on the curator and the financial health of the foundation. Its Presidenti come and go according to the political climate – the current one, Mr Baratta, returned after a 7 year long hiatus. Lastly, the only permanent feature of the event, its starting date, changed too and against the tradition this year’s edition kicked off in June instead of September.