The Danish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale to explore collaborative innovations

by | 09. Jan 2018

Article | Danish Pavilion
Woman standing in a puffer coat in front of a yellow wall.

Curator of the Danish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Natalie Mossin © Danish Architecture Centre

The Danish Architecture Centre has unveiled that Architect, Head of Institute of Architecture & Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and chairman of the Danish Association of Architects, Natalie Mossin, will be the curator of the Danish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

As a frontrunner within the field of architectural innovation for more than a decade, Natalie Mossin has been involved in Danish innovation projects and partnerships within the broad field of architecture.


“Innovation is not an end in itself. We face a series of challenges in the built environment, and we can’t just continue doing things the way we do today. We need to develop and implement new solutions. Collaborative efforts and a generous architecture is key to a sustainable future,”

Natalie Mossin


Through large scale installations, including a presentation of the new OMA BLOX building in Copenhagen, the exhibition focuses on ’Collaborative Innovations’. BLOX, represents a framework for the exhibition since it embodies the idea of a freespace for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural innovation. BLOX is the new home of the Danish Architecture Centre and a new international innovation hub.

The Danish Pavilion exhibition will present a collaborative approach to innovation and illustrate its impact through a handful of very different cases. The cases look at the potentials of working with a number of fields outside the traditional realm of architecture, such as mobility, cultural resilience, housing and computational resource efficiency on a global level. Each of the cases branch multiple fields of knowledge and numerous stakeholders and demonstrates the transformative potential of collaborative efforts as well as architecture’s impact on innovating the built environment.