5th Architecture Biennial of São Paulo

Project Exhibition by Pedro Mendes da Rocha // Fundação Bienal de São Paulo & Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil
Photo: Juan Guerra, Arquivo Histórico Wanda Svevo

‘The Metropolis’ was the theme of the 5th Biennial International Architecture Sao Paulo, curated by Pedro Cury and Gilberto Beleza. It was quite different from the first architecture Biennial, given the political atmosphere, under the euphoric of presidency of Lula (Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva). The Exhibition was developed with the aim of creating removable panels that could be used in future exhibitions of the Biennial. Structural modules were developed in iron and wood paneling giving the flexibility of interventions on the walls that could be adapted to the varying content of each exhibition space.