The Luxembourg Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale will be hosted for the first time ever in the heart of the Arsenale - the major exhibition space of the Venice Biennale - from 26 May to 25 November 2018,

"The Architecture of the Common Ground" is the theme of Luxembourg's Pavillion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. The project has been organised by the Luxembourg Center of Architecture, LUCA, in close cooperation with the University of Luxembourg. The curators of this exhibition are Andrea Rumpf (LUCA) and Florian Hertwick ( 

The way land and surfaces are managed has a significant influence on urban architecture. During the past decade privatisation and urban land speculation have increased dramatically. And a large number of European cities, Luxembourg included, are increasingly under pressure to make public land available.

Even though this problem is mainly a political one, it has generated a lot of interest among a large number of architects, particularly for its conceptual aspect. The exhibition "The Architecture of the Common Ground" of the Luxembourg Pavilion has taken a radical approach: elevated buildings that leave the ground that they stand on physically and symbolically free. Different projects drawn from existing think thanks reflect current experimental projects and share a similar objective: to make land accessible for public use.

Discover the pictures in our gallery.