VENICE BI­EN­NALE

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Design -

The Aus­tralian Pav­il­ion at the 16th Venice Ar­chi­tec­ture Bi­en­nale, houses a bold in­stal­la­tion of 10,000 plants, in­clud­ing 65 Western Plains grass­land species. En­ti­tled ‘Re­pair’, the exhibit draws at­ten­tion to the de­struc­tion of the indige­nous grass­lands of south­east Vic­to­ria, where only one per cent of the grass­lands that ex­isted at the time of Eu­ro­pean set­tle­ment now re­main. The plants spill out into the Giar­dini gar­dens, draw­ing vis­i­tors in­side. Cre­ators Baracco and Wright Ar­chi­tects and artist Linda Tegg, hope it will en­cour­age ar­chi­tects to think about how build­ings im­pact on the nat­u­ral world. Un­til 25 Novem­ber. la­bi­en­nale.org

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