Adam Caruso, Marcus Taylor, Peter St John Photo: Lucia Scerankova ©

British Council

Caruso St John Architects and artist Marcus Taylor have been selected as the curatorial team for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.

"It is an honour for us to have been selected to curate the British Pavilion. In the year before Brexit, we plan to transform the building into a generous public space that can be a popular meeting point within the gardens of the Biennale." Peter St John, Partner at Caruso St John Architects 

  • The winning proposal, Island, came from Adam Caruso, Peter St John, the founding partners of architecture practice Caruso St John, and artist Marcus Taylor.
  • Their concept engages with current political debates and responds to the theme of Freespace, set by 2018 Venice Biennale curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. 

Thanks to all those that entered the open call  to curate the British Pavilion in 2018. A panel of architecture and design specialists from across the UK selected the winning team from a shortlist of four proposals. 

"The open call generated a strong field of proposals but the panel was unanimous in its selection. The uncertainties that exist in today’s world give the British Pavilion a new imperative and Island promises to be a thought-provoking installation that I am confident will spark debate." Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion, British Council 

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