From Suzhou to Venice
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province: Visitors take a boat down the river along the Pingjiang Lu in Gusu District.
Themed “Freespace,” the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, also known as the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, will be held from May 26 until November 25, 2018. This year, 71 studios from 65 countries will show their work in Venice.
Suzhou was invited as the 2018 Across Chinese Cities guest city by the Biennale. To present the long history, rich culture and new development of Gusu District in Suzhou, a series titled “On the Streets of Pingjiang Lu” will be presented as a special display at the Biennale. By capturing the streetscape, architecture and culture of the historical street as well as recent planning and opportunities for transformation, it aims to radiate the new value of Gusu District and Suzhou City as well as the direction of regional innovation on development.
The Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the most influential platforms in fields of architecture and urban development in the world, and China is among its participating countries.