Upcycled waste installation at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Room filled with upcycled waste at venice architecture biennale 2016

100 tonnes of waste generated at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2015 was reused for an installation at the 2016 Venice Biennale by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. Curating this year’s exhibition and the 15th of its kind, the co-founder of Elemental reused 10,000 square metres of plaster board and 14km of metal studs to furnish both the Arsenale and the foyer of the Central Pavilion in the Giardini. The exhibition is open to the public until November 27th 2016.

Art installation created from upcycled waste at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 by Alejandro Aravena

Walls lined with upcycled plaster board at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 by architect Alejandro Aravena

Detail of art installation created from hanging upcycled metal studs at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 by Alejandro Aravena

Walls and ceiling adorned in upcycled metal studs and plaster board at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 by Alejandro Aravena

Images © Luke Hayes

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).