The exhibition is the result of the entrance architecture international contest DoorScape |The Space beyond the Threshold created to value the entrance space in its many connections, meanings and functions, thus initiating a hitherto unprecedented meditation in this area of research.
From May 18 to November 26, 2023, during the 18th International Architecture Exhibition (Architecture Biennale), the ten selected projects are displayed in an exhibition curated by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi in the spaces created by Carlo Scarpa at the Querini.
On the occasion of the exhibition we planned a calendar of activities for the next few months: talks, workshops and laboratories to really understand what “entrance architecture” is about.
The selected projects are: The Portal by Setion Branko, The Cut by Matheus Cartocci, The Garden of Utopia by Emanuele Cipolla, Threshold, from Sign to Place by Filippo Garau, Prélude by Isabelle Gomez, Viride by Anna Loggia and Alice Fantino, Instrument Door by Sara Simoska, The threshold through the labyrinth by Maria Grazia Spirito, Hypostyle by Victor Catalin Tanasa, and The Threshold as a Landing Place by Antonella Trusgnach.
The jury featured different skills and sensitivities so that the contest projects were evaluated from various aspects. It included AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi as its president, Donatella Calabi, urban historian; Alessandra Chemollo, photographer; Emanuele Coccia, philosopher; Luciano Giubbilei, landscape and garden designer; and Eugenia Morpurgo, research designer.
The competition and exhibition, conceived by Oikos Venezia and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, also involve Adler, Iseo and Laminam as partner companies.