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Nordic Pavilion at the La Biennale di Venezia. photo: Åke Eriksson Lindman

The relationship between nature and built environment will be explored in the 2018 Nordic Pavilion

Lundén Architecture Company has been chosen to design the exhibition of the Venice Biennale Nordic Pavilion.

Eero Lundén’s proposal, entitled Another Generosity, explores the relationship between nature and the built environment. The goal is to examine new ways of making buildings that emphasise the delicate but often invisible interactions between the built and natural worlds.

The Nordic Pavilion, designed by Sverre Fehn in 1962, celebrates nature’s different phenomena: light, sound, materials bringing them together to form a unique architectural experience. The 2018 installation in the Nordic Pavilion will build on the context created by Fehn and ask how we see ourselves in relation to nature today. The project aims to create an immersive experience for visitors and a place for meetings and dialogues throughout the Biennale.

Eero Lundén was born in Turku, Finland in 1982. He founded Helsinki-based Lundén Architecture Company in 2008. Focusing on the development and innovation of the built environment, architecture and urbanism, the practice engages with contemporary spatial challenges and aims to develop new ideas that envision the future of the built environment.

The Nordic Pavilion is a collaboration between three museums

The Nordic Pavilion’s exhibition is co-commissioned by Museum of Finnish Architecture (FIN), ArkDes  (SWE) and The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (NOR). Each institution will in turn select a single practitioner or team to drive the content of the pavilion. This year Museum of Finnish Architecture takes the lead, in 2020 the main commissioner comes from The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway and in 2022 from ArkDes in Sweden.

ArkDes is the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. The museum holds a large collection of modern Swedish architecture and is a place of exhibitions, events, research, debate and discussion about architecture and design. Norway´s National Museum holds, preserves, exhibits, and promotes public knowledge about, Norway’s most extensive collections of art, architecture and design. The main emphasis of the architecture collection is modernism, with particular focus on the inter-war years.

The museums will host research seminars with Eero Lundén’s team in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo in 2018.