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Fabrizio Bellomo / Biennale di Architettura, Venezia



The project "Villaggio Cavatrulli" by Fabrizio Bellomo has been selected for "Arcipelago Italia. Projects for the future of the country's internal territories", conceived by the curator Mario Cucinella for the Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (26 May - 25 November 2018) and promoted by the Directorate General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripherals, MiBACT.

Villaggio Cavatrulli is a village excavated and modeled in the ancient stone of Salento. An aggregate of small houses, of joints of full and empty volumes, with ups and downs at various heights, to be enjoyed and used at will. It has a utopian, visionary character, but also a project with concrete projection. The "Villaggio Cavatrulli" is imagined as a sculptural synthesis of an extensive mapping on some sites derived from the territory quarried in the Apulian area. Former quarries, now exhausted and abandoned, which due to an often spontaneous re-use logic have become public spaces and meeting places, examples and a metaphor of a landscape "naturally" removed from its residual destiny.

The Italian Pavilion takes the visitor on a journey along the Italian Archipelago. The goal is to transmit the soul of those territories far from the imaginary of the metropolis, holders of an inestimable cultural heritage, which place Italy in discontinuity with respect to the European urban armor.


More information on the project "Villaggio Cavatrulli" on Archipanic / Domus

Arcipelago Italia
Arsenale, Venice
from 26 May to 25 November 2018
Wednesday - Sunday / 10am - 6pm
Friday - Saturday / 10am - 8pm

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