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Bahrain pavilion at Venice Biennale of Architecture exhibition opens today

Agencies | Manama                                                                    

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

The 18th edition of Venice Biennale of Architecture exhibition will kick off today, in Venice, Italy. People from around the world will be able to explore the innovative vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain by visiting its pavilion named "Wet Origins".

While the official opening of the event will take place today, in the presence of officials, Architects and organizers, the exhibition will open its doors to the public on May 20 to get a taste of this unique experience. Bahrain’s pavilion will continue to receive its visitors until November 26.

The kingdom’s participation in Venice Biennale of Architecture will explore the possibility of availing of the cooling and air conditioning systems in Bahrain in innovative and creative ways in order to benefit from its capabilities to condense water and, then, use it in creating eco-friendly environments and achieve more balance between the urban development projects and the natural environment.

The pavilion displays an installed miniature model of a local climatic environment and shows the public the possibility of implementing urban applications which have no existence yet. The aim is to improve the infrastructure while taking into consideration the unique climatic conditions of the Kingdom of Bahrain, like high temperature and humidity. A documentary will be shown on this topic and a book, entitled "Wet Origins" will be inaugurated for the public.

Last week, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) launched a website on this participation, showing details about the Kingdom's pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition. The website will be updated periodically with all new information, and the public can visit it at www.sweatingassets.bh.

It is noteworthy that BACA has chosen the two Bahraini engineers, Maryam Al-Jumairi and Latifa Al-Khayyat, to be the curators of the pavilion.