Since the Venice Biennale of Architecture (Biennale Architettura) was established in 1980, the exhibition has provided a space for the world’s most creative minds to explore architectural concepts, prototypes and ideas. By combining form and function, architecture can provide solutions for social problems, enhance urban environments and bring communities together – challenges that are ever more prescient given the ongoing pandemic.
And that’s exactly what this year’s Biennale hopes to explore. On 22 May, the international exhibition sought to address the question, ‘How will we live together?’, in reference to the conditions created by Covid‑19. Participating for its fourth year, Macao approached the quandary through a local lens, presenting a group entry with a shared theme of ‘Connectivities: Living beyond the boundaries – Macao and the Greater Bay Area’ with a total budget of roughly MOP 500,000, or MOP 125,000 per installation.