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The creator of the Magma Centre, and many other of the archipelago’s iconic buildings and outdoor spaces, is currently taking part in the thirteenth Bienal de Venecia architecture show in Venice.
- Renowned Canarian architect Fernando Menis is the only person from the islands who is taking part this year and his offering is sure to amaze all who experience it. He has designed a scene composed of a selection of his most innovative and emblematic projects, including the Pájara auditorium in Fuerteventura and the Agora Garden in Taiwan.
The object of the exhibition, called Common Ground, is to bring the ideas behind architectural design within reach of the public. Architecture in itself is something that can be enjoyed by anyone at any time, by taking a simple walk through any city. Yet its design is often seen as something apart and people do not realise by how much the building of many structures is influenced by the needs and desires of the public themselves.
Menis’ work, sculpted in black, gives visitors the chance to relive and enjoy a variety of the aspects of his work that have been influenced in this way. See www.menis.es to check out his amazing work.