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Wednesday30 July 2014

Rem Koolhaas confirmed as 2014 Venice Biennale curator

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Koolhaas wants to “give a new look to the basic elements of architecture”

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has been officially confirmed as director of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The board of the Venice Biennale, chaired by Paolo Baratta, met today in Venice to thank David Chipperfield for his achievements at the 2012 Architecture Biennale, and to congratulate Koolhaas on the appointment.

Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas

Koolhaas said: “We want to give a new look to the basic elements of architecture - used by any architect, anywhere and at any time - to see if we can discover something new about architecture”.

The board of the Venice Biennale described Koolhaas as “one of the greatest personalities of the architects of our time “.

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  • It would be so good if the choice of director was less conventional... and predictable. Whatever does “one of the greatest personalities of the architects of our time“ mean?

    Worth noting that Koolhaas is already referring to himself in the plural. Laying the ground for taking the lion's share of the credit if it goes well and shedding the blame if it doesn't.

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  • rcr

    Rem Koolhaas is a premier experimentalist, who generates divided opinions. He seems a good choice for the biennale.

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