10th International Architecture Exhibition
The 10th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Cities, architecture and society, lasted from September 10 to November 19 and was directed by Richard Burdett. The collateral section City-Port was held in Palermo until January 14, 2007. The exhibition attracted over 130,000 visitors.
The awards went to:
- Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Richard Rogers
- Golden Lion for Best National Participation: Denmark for CO-EVOLUTION, Danish/Chinese collaboration on sustainable urban development in China. Curated by Henrik Valeur and UiD. Projects by Danish architectural offices and Chinese universities CEBRA + Tsinghua, COBE + CQU, Effekt + Tongji and Transform + XAUAT.
- Golden Lion for the City: Bogotá, Colombia.
- Golden Lion for Best Urban Projects: Javier Sanchez/ Higuera + Sanchez for the housing project "Brazil 44" in Mexico City.
- Special Prize for Best Architecture School: I Facoltà di Architettura Politecnico di Torino, for a project on Bombay.
National Pavilions and Curators
United States Pavilion
After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground: Architectural responses to the August 2005 devastation in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Curated by Christian Ditlev Bruun. Projects by Anderson+Anderson Architects and Eight Inc. were among the included projects. Photography for the exhibition by Michael Goodman. The exhibition traveled to Bangkok (2007), Panama City (2007), and Los Angeles (2008). The exhibition also marked the beginning of the international symposium series Sustainable Dialogues, which connected architects, city planners, and environmentalist from Southeast Asia, Central and South America with American architects in each region to exchange ideas and knowledge and propose solutions to issues of ecological disasters, global climate change, and sustainable architectural strategies. Collaborators included Global Green and Make it Right (founded by Brad Pitt).