Golden Lion Awards at the La Biennale di Venezia
Official Awards of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition
Teatro Malibran, Venice
November 8, 2006
The President of the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia Davide Croff and the Director of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition Richard Burdett are glad to announce that, for the first time ever, the awarding ceremony took place during the final part of the exhibition. This is one of the most important changes introduced on occasion of this 2006 edition, since in the past years the ceremony was held during the official opening. On November 8, at the Teatro Malibran in Venice, 15 prizes and three mentions were awarded in the presence of 500 international guests. Among them, the representatives of the participating countries, exhibitors and professional architects.
Whilst on September 10, during the official opening to the public in the Giardini della Biennale, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement was awarded by the Board of La Biennale di Venezia to Richard Rogers (Florence, 1933), on November 8 the international Jury of the 10th International Architecture Exhibition awarded the following official Prizes: three Golden Lions for national pavilions, for cities and for urban projects and a Special Award for schools of architecture. The Juries in charge for Cities of Stone and City-Port awarded new prizes: 7 Stone Lion Awards for the Venice section and Portus Architecture Award for the Palermo section. Moreover, the Jury of the Italian Pavilion awarded three prizes to a young designer, a theorist and a critic.
Golden Lions and Special Awards
Cities. Architecture and society
The Jurors, Richard Sennett (President), Amyn Aga Khan, Antony Gormley, Zaha Hadid, awarded the following prizes:
Golden Lion Award for cities
Golden Lion Award for national pavilions
Golden Lion Award for urban projects
Special Award for schools of architecture