10.08.2008 -

2008 Pavilion SAN MARINO : South out there. Venice, Italy. 14 September - 23 November 2008

Republic of San MarinoSouth out There Poster

Official Participation of the Republic of San Marino at the 11th International Exhibit of Architecture: Out There. Architecture Beyond Building 2008 hosted by UNESCO


Open daily from 11am to 5pm. Closed: 15-16 November


Official Participation of the Republic of San Marino at the 11th International Exhibit of Architecture: Out There. Architecture Beyond Building

Exhibit: SOUTH OUT THERE Projects for the south of the world: water, hygiene and health.


Exhibition location : UNESCO Office in Venice - Regional Bureau for Science & Culture in Europe Palazzo Zorzi – 4930 Castello, Venice, Italy

Commissioner : Leo Marino Morganti; Curator : Gaddo Morpurgo; Organization : Edith Tamagnini, Lorenza Mel ; Committee : Maria Alessandra Albertini, Sabrina Zangoli ; Scientific Committee : Riccardo Varini, Marco Zito, Massimo Brignoni, Filippo Mastinu, Raul Pantaleo,

Exhibit arrangements : Dario Scodeller (archiroom associati); Graphic Design : Francesco Messina, Carlo Rossolini; Organization : Mauro Paialunga


The exhibit was completed with a selection of experimental projects that were created at the laboratories and didactic workshops held at the University of the Republic of San Marino and the IUAV Architecture University in Venice, which dealt with the problems of depuration and transportation of water and the improvement of hygienic conditions in Africa. On these themes, the University of San Marino set forth a program of international design laboratories that, in coordination with the Centre of studies and projects on innovation in the Southern Hemisphere, are to be realised in different countries of this geographic area. The first laboratory, atelier RWANDA, “Laboratoire de recherche et de projets d’innovation de design en Afrique” was constituted at the Centre d’accueil et de formation “San Marco” a Kanombe (Kigali) Rwanda, in collaboration with the two Soroptimist club of Kigali (SI-Kigali and SI-Kigali Etolie) and the Soroptimist club of San Marino.

The atelier RWANDA focuses on the transfer of effective technology and design, for a valorization of natural materials that are available in the various regions of Africa.

The exhibit, which signals the return of the Republic of San Marino to the Biennial of Venice, aims to demonstrate how even a “small State” can constructively contribute through reflection and intervention on the great problems that affect the populations of vast parts of the earth.

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