Boats moored on the canals of Venice

Andy Sturgeon Design team trip to the Biennale Architettura in Venice

Last weekend the team at Andy Sturgeon Design were lucky enough to go to Venice for the Biennale Architettura, where architects and designers showcase their new projects in pavilions across two impressive venues in the centre of the city. This year’s exhibition has been created by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (of Dublin based Grafton Architects), with the title Freespace, a caption which embodies ‘a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself’.

The exhibition was mostly interactive, allowing you to walk through scaled models and sit in immersive environments.  We were delighted to see the work of many practices we have collaborated with in the past, and many more that we hope to work within the future.

As a practice of garden designers and landscape architects, it was the element of making use of readily available resources such as light, air, and natural and man-made materials, (a theme that ran throughout the heart of the exhibition), that was truly inspirational.