15th Venice Architecture Biennale

Dynamic Cities

The structure of a city is related to time, space and existence. Cities are real dynamic systems, chaotic descriptions. Had we conceived cities as dynamic structures, we would have learned from the beginning that architecture is related to innovation and sustainability. Nowadays, architecture has many things to say about the real change and the real need for a shift towards sustainability. We want to talk from scratch about innovation, social behaviour, nature, growth, time, change, sustainability, weather, citizenship, atmosphere, water, adaptability, welfare and environment.

We use research as a technical tool to work on diversity, an open future, emotion, imagination and a complete portfolio to establish a dynamic process that will help us formulate concepts concerning architecture and urban life. In dynamic systems, time and space are interdependent, there is no apparent center or order. Networks connecting city spaces are instruments for understanding their structural functions. Diagrams and city maps depend on the network’ shape and quality. In this research, networks are based on cultural background. New policies for sustainable cultural thought will become the answer to future design questions and new identity systems.

The result of this research project would be exhibited at the 15th Venice Biennale through a removable installation built in Spain and moved to Venice during May 2016. The installation would be accompanied by videos with material recorded in situ in each of the cities under study, as well as a book published in collaboration with the University of Alicante.

Project: Dynamic Cities
Context: 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2016
Location: Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Date: May – November 2016
Project director: Joaquín Alvado
Exhibition design: Ángel Rocamora, Raquel González
Video compilation: Patrick Vázquez, Vicente Pascual. Media Lab: University of Alicante.
Videos and texts: Jorge Almazán, Tomás Amat, José Antonio Carrillo, Francisco Colom, David Fontcuberta, Juana María García, María-Elia Gutiérrez-Mozo, María G. Javaloyes, Eduardo Landete, Víctor  Llanos, Mary Pepa Ramos, Anabel Ruiz, Paula Villar.
Book design: Francisco Colom
Institutional support: University of Alicante – Paqui Milán, Elia Gutiérrez, Andrés Montoyo. Architectural Association of Alicante – Vicente Castillo.
Exhibition structure, making of: Levantina The Natural Stone Company
Steel structure: Domingo Serna
Sponsorship: Levantina The Natural Stone Company, Tecnocemento, Guia Consultores, Cemex, University of Alicante, Polytechnic School of Alicante.

The exhibition:









Dynamic Cities – Baku:
 The book:


 “Time, Space, Baku” (article):