Winy Maas on the Venice Biennale, MVRDV, and why Albania could be the next UK

‘There is another kind of emphasis this year, the urbanistic part is not there so much,’ mentions Winy Maas, ‘which is respectable, because every Biennale should be different and very personal, that’s what makes it interesting.’

During this year’s Venice architecture biennale, Designboom met up with the MVRDV co-founder to discuss the firm’s participation at the time – space – existence exhibition, organized by the European cultural centre and the GAA foundation, its presence at the Hong Kong pavilion, as well as Maas’ fascination with Albania and film.

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