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Denton Corker Marshall Appointed Architects for New Venice Pavilion

Denton Corker Marshall Appointed Architects for New Venice Pavilion

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The Australia Council for the Arts today announced that one of Australia’s most highly regarded architectural practices, Denton Corker Marshall, will design the new Australian pavilion for the Venice Biennale, planned for completion in 2015.
The Australia Council for the Arts today announced that one of Australia’s most highly regarded architectural practices, Denton Corker Marshall, will design the new Australian pavilion for the Venice Biennale, planned for completion in 2015.

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DENTON CORKER MARSHALL APPOINTED ARCHITECTS FOR NEW VENICE PAVILION
The Australia Council for the Arts today announced that one of Australia’s most highly regarded architectural practices, Denton Corker Marshall, will design the new Australian pavilion for the Venice Biennale, planned for completion in 2015.
Denton Corker Marshall, whose credits include such landmark buildings as the Melbourne Museum, Museum of Sydney, Australian Embassies in Tokyo and Beijing, and the Stonehenge Visitor Centre in the UK, was unanimously selected from a shortlist of six Australian firms. “Denton Corker Marshall was considered the outstanding choice to undertake this significant project,” said Chair of the Australia Council, James Strong AO. “We are inspired by their creative vision, confident in their ability and excited by the potential for a truly exemplary building all Australians will be proud of.” Denton Corker Marshall’s concept for the pavilion is simple. As stated in their submission, the design is “to make a form of the utmost simplicity; a white box contained within a black box. The pavilion is envisaged as an object rather than a building; a presence that is simultaneously powerful and discreet within the heavily wooded gardens.” John Denton, from Denton Corker Marshall said today: “Venice holds a special place in the arts and architecture worlds so it’s very exciting for us to win this project. I believe it will be a building that will proudly represent Australia and be recognised as a powerful, confident addition to the pavilions in the Giardini.” The Venice Biennale is the world’s oldest and most prestigious event on the international contemporary arts calendar. Australia has been consistently represented at the event for more than three decades. It regularly attracts a quarter of a million visitors over its five months and last year over 192,000 attended the Australian pavilion’s exhibition. Selection panellist Brian Zulaikha, President, Australian Institute of Architects said of the winning tender: “Denton Corker Marshall's building is a striking, perhaps timeless addition to the Giardini. Handsome and sculpturally bold, its skilful simplicity creates an inspiring and limitless space for artists and audiences.” Australia has had a site in the prestigious Giardini location since 1988 – one of only 29 countries to have a permanent national presence – where Phillip Cox designed our first pavilion as a temporary structure for the Arthur Boyd exhibition of that year. The new pavilion is due to be completed for the opening of the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2015. The project, managed by the Australia Council, is estimated to cost approximately $6 million with all capital funds to be sourced from the private sector. Australia is the first country to redevelop its site in the Giardini.
High resolution images of the new Australian Pavilion are available for media. www.australiacouncil.gov.au/pavilion

Media contact Peter Bridges 0417 390 180 bridges@bridgespr.com

Cameron Woods 02 9215 9030 | 0412 686 548 c.woods@australiacouncil.gov.au

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The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body

SELECTION PROCESS BACKGROUND Plans to build a new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale were announced on 1 June, 2011. Stage 1: 67 Expressions of Interest were received following an open call to Australian architects. Stage 2: six practices were shortlisted based on their demonstrated capability, suitability, experience and skills to undertake the project. They were: Bud Brannigan Architects Denton Corker Marshall John Wardle Architects Johnson Pilton Walker Peter Stutchbury Architecture Sean Godsell Architects The shortlisted practices were invited to submit a comprehensive tender proposal against a design brief that had been informed by discussions with artists, curators and key stakeholders, and reviewed and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects. The winning firm, Denton Corker Marshall, was selected unanimously by a panel comprising: Ms Lesley Alway (Director, Asialink Arts; former Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art) Mr Luca Belgiorno-Nettis AM (Joint Managing Director of Transfield Holdings; Chair, Biennale of Sydney) Mr Doug Hall AM (Australian Commissioner, Venice Biennale 2011; former Director, Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art 1987-2007) Mr James Strong AO (Chair, Australia Council for the Arts) Mr Simon Mordant AM (Australian Commissioner, Venice Biennale 2013; Chair, Museum of Contemporary Art) Mrs Penelope Seidler AM (Director, Harry Seidler and Associates; Board of Directors, Biennale of Sydney) Mr Brian Zulaikha (President, Australian Institute of Architects; Director, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects)

High resolution images of the new Australian Pavilion are available for media. www.australiacouncil.gov.au/pavilion

Media contact Peter Bridges 0417 390 180 bridges@bridgespr.com

Cameron Woods 02 9215 9030 | 0412 686 548 c.woods@australiacouncil.gov.au

http://twitter.com/auscouncilarts http://www.facebook.com/australiacouncil

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body

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