30 Mar '14, 8am

#CreativeCommons #br1photo 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale:

The Lower Ninth Ward Playground is featured at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy. Considered the most prestigious architecture event in the world, it is attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors. The theme of the event, directed by British Architect David Chipperfield, is Common Ground. Chipperfield has said that the Exhibition will “reassert the existence of an architectural culture, made up not just of singular talents but a rich continuity of diverse ideas.” In keeping with this theme, the Lower Ninth Ward Playground came to life in August 2008 to give common ground to the children of the area who needed a suitable place to play and re-weave their community, which was still struggling to become the vibrant crossroads it once was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To create the playground BNIM partnered with Make it Right, founded by...

Full article: http://www.bnim.com/news/bnim%E2%80%99s-make-it-right-pla...

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