A Gold Lion was presented to Angola for the best pavilion last week at the architecture biennale in venice. This was the country’s first national appearance at the International Art Exhibition now on its 55th year.
‘Beyond Entropy Angola’ is the first Pavilion of the Republic of Angola. The pavilion which was designed and produced by Beyond Entropy Ltd, consists of a 1:1 scale representation of the high-density suburban areas of Angola’s capital, Luanda with seven million inhabitants. It acts simultaneously as a green space and a piece of infrastructure.
This project was developed to answer the common issues faced in most African cities; the high demand for energy as well as rapid suburban growth. It proposes a sustainable urban model that can be used as a prototype for other sub-Saharan countries.
‘The pavilion was commissioned by the Angolan Minister of Culture and promoted by the Government of Angola. Sponsorship was provided by Banco Privado Atlantico, SOAPRO and PLANAD and technical support from Netafim, e-Data Energy and Oikos-colore e materia per l’architettura’.
The Pavilion will be open at The Encyclopedic Palace till November 2013.