Piece #53

Photography | Dreaming of Earth, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy | October 2016

Dreaming of Earth is a project by Shigeru Ban Architects in collaboration with Korean artists from Jae Eun Choi Studio, presented at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

Shigeru Ban is an architect acclaimed and praised worldwide for his attention to fields of architecture otherwise neglected by the practice, such as emergency shelters and refugee camps. This design philosophy combined with innovative use of materials and with a great understanding of structure create beautiful designs that are also meaningful for the communities they are placed in.

His work joined with that of Jae Eun Choi looks at the space in Korea’s Demilitarised Zone, where over half a century of unoccupancy has allowed nature to take back the space. Their proposal creates a suspended bamboo bridge with some inhabitable spaces where the people from the two Koreas can reunite.

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