Jun 10, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Canada is winning praise at the Venice Biennale in Architecture.
Our country’s entry has been recognized as one of the top exhibits at the international event.
“Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” celebrates the territory’s 15th birthday.
The exhibit includes soapstone carvings of existing buildings in Nunavut and a series of 15 architecture models and animations of future possible homes and institutional buildings – related to health, arts, education and recreation.
The Nunavut pavilion was one of three national displays that got a special mention by the judges, who said they wanted to recognize “its in-depth study of how modernity adapts to a unique climatic condition and a local minority culture.”
The Venice Biennale opened to the public on Saturday and will remain open until November.
“Nunavut at 15” will tour Canada after that.