The Argentina Pavilion at the 2023 Architecture Biennale, entitled El Futuro del Agua, is a look at the future of water through its present

It is a serene, at times surreal atmosphere that welcomes the visitor at the entrance to the installation El Futuro del Agua.

The Argentina Pavilion is in fact pervaded, up to a height of 70 cm, by a blue fluid which is not a liquid but a single color that fills the space. Above, a series of light plates arranged randomly, as if carried by the current.

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Promote reflection on future actions

Thigh-deep in water, visitors wander through the pavilion space immersing themselves in the past and present of water in Argentina, its presence in the landscape, its cultural and environmental significance, the architectures and projects that shape it, contain it and channel it.

A way to illustrate the water situation in the country with the aim of better interpreting our relationship with it and promoting reflections on future actions.

By making water resources and our behaviors and actions towards water visible, we will be able to better address our relationship with it and promote reflection on future actions.

Once you leave the pavilion you find yourself in the Arsenale, in Venice, in the water of the canals and lagoon, this time real and tangible, suddenly powerful and fragile.

The curator

Diego Arraigada founded his architecture studio in 2008 in the city of Rosario, Argentina.

He has received various awards, including the Argentina Silver Medal at the XII International Architecture Biennale of Buenos Aires and the AR House Commendation Award assigned by Architectural Review magazine (London, 2010).

It was selected as one of the three Argentine studios participating in the II Biennial of Latin American Architecture (Pamplona, 2011).

His works are published in numerous specialized magazines.

Argentina Pavilion, Biennale 2023, in brief

• Title: El Futuro del Agua
• Curator: Diego Arraigada
• Commissioner: Paula Vázquez