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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bahrain Wins the Golden Lion in Venice...

Noura Al-Sayeh architect, co-curator of 'Reclaim' from epiteszforum on Vimeo.

Bahrain has managed, on its inaugural attempt, to scoop the Golden Lion at the Venice Architectural Biennale.The exhibit is titled 'Reclaim' and shows a number of modest fisherman's huts, which have been transported piecemeal from Bahrain to Venice, where they've been reassembled into their original state.

The video above shows a short interview with one of the exhibits curators.

The pavilion was commissioned by Bahrain’s Minister of Culture and Information, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa.

The work was curated by architects and academics Moura Al-Sayeh and Dr Fuad Al-Ansari.

Video sourced from World Architecture News, image from BD Online.