biennnale di venezia – egyptian pavilion


baladilab at the Venice Architecture Biennale!

Last week baladilab happily followed the invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the Egyptian Pavilion in the Gardini. We would like to thank and congratulate the young team of curators for all their effort and presumably sleepless nights spent to create such a fabulous exhibition. Instead of presenting single projects, the team decided to create a very homogeneous display. We are highly impressed how the exhibition gives the visitor a valuable insight into the broad range of innovative, surprising and inspiring projects happening in the mega city of Cairo. The different contributions are set in context to each other by visual and thematic links. It is a great pleasure to walk through the exhibition, acknowledging all the attention given to each detail – especially the small gypsum models.

And finally we enjoyed the ceremony with karkade, mango juice and fairly sweet pastries and felt a bit the Egyptian atmosphere at the Venice Biennale – MABRUK to the team and to all the participants! Its a great pleasure to be part of this year’s exhibition.

An interesting article about the Egyptian Pavilion at Cairobserver by Mohamed Elshahed.

A critical review of the Egyptian Pavilion by Manar Moursi on Mada Masr.

Egyptian Pavilion 15th Biennale of Architecturebaladilab this year is at the Biennale di Venezia, in the Egyptian Pavilion, with our project of mapping Downtown.

The Egyptian pavilion this year has the title “Reframing Back // Imperative Confrontations” and is curated by a very young team of architects
“The project team is trying to explore various stories of architecture narrating the difficulties and challenges inside the Egyptian built environment.”
Our narration of Downtown is also in.