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Building Ecosystems: The Dutch Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale is Curated by Jan Jongert/Superuse Studios

May 20 - November 26, 2023

Nieuwe Instituut has appointed Jan Jongert / Superuse Studios from Rotterdam as curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The Dutch Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale will showcase innovative solutions for sustainable and circular architecture, curated by Jan Jongert/Superuse Studios. Titled “Building Ecosystems,” the exhibition will explore the concept of the built environment as a living system, where materials and components can be continuously reused and repurposed.

The exhibition will feature a diverse range of projects and research initiatives by Dutch architects, designers, and engineers, showcasing the country’s leadership in circular design and construction. Among the highlights are the use of locally-sourced waste materials in construction, the development of closed-loop material cycles, and the integration of natural systems in building design.

The Dutch Pavilion’s focus on sustainable and circular architecture is a response to the urgent need to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry, which is responsible for a significant amount of global carbon emissions. By showcasing innovative and practical solutions, the exhibition aims to inspire and encourage architects, engineers, and policymakers to adopt more sustainable and circular practices in their work.

The “Building Ecosystems” exhibition is part of a larger movement towards sustainable and circular architecture in the Netherlands, where the government has set ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions and promoting circular design. The Dutch Pavilion’s participation in the Venice Biennale is a testament to the country’s commitment to leadership in sustainable architecture and design.

The exhibition will run from May 20 to November 26, 2023, at the Dutch Pavilion in the Venice Giardini. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the innovative and inspiring projects that are shaping the future of sustainable and circular architecture.