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Seoul Biennale Of Architecture And Urbanism 2021 to be held from September 16 to October 31, 2021

Korea, South Architecture News - Jun 13, 2020 - 13:34   3054 views

Seoul Biennale Of Architecture And Urbanism 2021 to be held from September 16 to October 31, 2021


The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism was established in 2017 as an event that focuses on cities and gathers their representatives to discuss the challenges linked to the urban condition and share their potential solutions. With 10 million inhabitants, Seoul is one of the most representative examples of contemporary metropolises and, as such, a particularly relevant context to frame this Biennale.

French architect Dominique Perrault was chosen as the General Director of this major event, the Biennale will be held from September 16 to October 31, 2021. 

Through a series of exhibitions and events, the SBAU 2021 will open up opportunities for exploring the city of the future. It will affirm the place of cities as privileged spaces to open up the perspectives of a more sustainable world and will explore the central role that architecture and urban planning can contribute to this. The main exhibition of the third edition of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021 will be showcased in the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), emblematic building of the city of Seoul, built in 2014 by Zaha Hadid Architects. 

The SBAU 2021, entitled "CROSSROADS Building the Resilient City", will attempt to respond to the complexity of the relationships that shape our cities nowadays and to the pivotal moment that humanity is facing by drafting, thanks to its contributions a manifesto in favor of a more sustainable city.

The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021 (SBAU 2021) will be the first global architectural event entirely produced on the aftermath of a pandemic that has altered and questioned the foundations of our modern, technological civilization.

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