The firm Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT is participating in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale with two works: the installation Living within a Market – Outside space is also Home, to be found in space 51 of Le Corderie dell’Arsenale di Venezia; and Montserrat and Lalita chair, in the Central Pavilion of the Giardini della Biennale.
To answer the question “How will we live together?” – motto of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Hashim Sarkis –Benedetta Tagliabue’s practice presents the installation Living witin a Market: Plateau Central Masterplan and Housing at Clichy-Montfermeil, Metropolis of Paris, a journey showcasing the design process behind the ‘Plateau Central’ masterplan. Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has been working on this masterplan since 2014, when it won first prize in the competition for the Clichy-Montfermeil metro station in Paris and developed urban furnishing for the area. In 2015 the office began a feasibility assessment of ‘Villa Medicis,’ and since 2017, when it placed first in the corresponding competition, it has made progress in ‘Centr’Halle,’ the project for collective housing and a market at Clichy-Montfermeil. The installation features models at different scales, drawings, prototypes, collages, and photos, all arranged in display stands that Enric Miralles designed for the 1996 ARCO fair, and which recall market stalls.
In ‘Future Assembly,’ the collective exhibition put together by Studio Other Spaces (represented by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann), EMBT takes part through Montserrat and the Lalita chair, a tribute to the inspiration that Enric Miralles drew from the mountain known as Montserrat. The installation is based on one of his sketches of the mountain’s profile and is accompanied by the Lalita chair, a seat for two people whose designers are Caterina Miralles Tagliabue and Fabio Andrico.