Spanish architecture pavilion “Unfinished” to be restaged in Manila

June 14, 2018



Angel Yulo

Spanish architecture pavilion exhibit Unfinished comes to Manila after travelling around Europe and other parts of Asia.

This is project made possible by the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Intramuros Administration, with the support of Base Bahay Foundation and collaboration of WTA Architecture and Design Studio.

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Unfinished, curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns, and presented in the Spanish pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, seeks to direct attention to processes more than results in an attempt to discover design strategies generated by an optimistic view of the constructed environment.

Unfinished was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation  at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

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During the past period of economic growth in Spain construction became the main driving force behind the economy. Today we find the built presence and unfinished remains of the largest constructional undertaking in history, which left behind an awkward layout and large partially built and unconsolidated volumes.

The exhibit will run from 26 June to 26 September 2018 at the San Ignacio Church, Jesuit Mission House, Intramuros, Manila. 

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