Aura - Villa Malcontenta
- Venice, Italy
- 12/09/2008 – 23/11/2008
- Fondazione La Malcontenta
- 6x3x2.45m Materials Core material: PU-Foam RG100 and Polystyrene EPS 20 milled parts Coated with: PU-SB1
The Aura installation for the 2008 Venice Biennale represents a dialogue between the fluid contemporary language of the Zaha Hadid studio and the mathematical principles of harmonious architectural composition of Andrea Palladio, on the 500th anniversary of his birth. The work focuses on the piano nobile of Palladio’s Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, which encapsulates his theory of perfect form. Accordingly, the proportions of the sequence of spaces provided the starting point for Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher’s study.