The Top 10 National Pavilions at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Metropolis selects the best of this year’s national offerings at the Biennale, which opened to the public officially today.

Best National Pavilions Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
For the Indonesian pavilion, strips of paper hang from frames across one of the Arsenale’s cavernous rooms.Courtesy Venice Architecture Biennale

Grafton Architects’ idea of FREESPACE is as typically vague as any biennale theme, meaning the jump from national pavilion to pavilion is an ever unpredictable traverse through stony faced project displays (Olá, Portugal), non descript inflatable objects (Hej, Nordics) and a swamp (Sveiki, Lithuania). Here are 10 highlights from the 65 national participants.

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