Golden Lion, Venice Biennale
Our installation with Urban Think Tank and Justin McGuirk: ‘TORRE DAVID / GRAN HORIZONTE’ won the Golden Lion for the Best Project of the International Exhibition Common Ground
The Golden Lion for the Best Project embodying the theme of Common Ground goes to Torre David / Gran Horizonte by Urban-Think Tank (Alfredo Brillenbourg, Hubert Klumpner) Justin McGuirk, Iwan Baan and to the people of Caracas and their families who created a new community and a home out of an abandoned and unfinished building.
The jury praised the architects for recognizing the power of this transformational project. An informal community created a new home and a new identity by occupying Torre David and did so with flair and conviction. This initiative can be seen as an inspirational model acknowledging the strength of informal societies.
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