- 29.09.22 12.02.23
Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022
Garagem Sul - Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB)
Praça do Império
Pamela Prado & Pedro Ignacio Alonso
Thomas Noceto, Cinzia Romanin
Terra is the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022. The programme consists of four exhibitions, four books, three awards, three days of conferences and a selection of Independent Projects. BC architects & studies & materials has been invited to curate a space in one of 4 exhibitions, entitled Cycles.
This exhibition is organised with the support of the Flemish Government.
The rammed earth bench is produced with excavated earth from building sites and demolitions in Lisbon, 2022, courtesy Nuno Vasconcelos of DOING.pt
The exhibition presents material strategies in contemporary architectural practices that turn away from linear models towards the circular within contemporary architecture. By designing new Cycles for the distribution of matter, architects reluctant to throw things away open up enquiries into the past and the present of construction, its relation to the geopolitics of extractivism, and the futures of the building industry. This art of designing Cycles acknowledges the energy, the water, the human labour, and the carbon footprint originally embedded in the materials’ production, towards sustainability, economy, and memory.
In the CCB, BC presented a dialogue between the “economic theater” of BC materials within the most conservative and polluting sector in the world, the construction sector, and the narrative of BC architects & studies, designing architecture as prototypes.
Link to the website of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022.