Generation UK is thrilled to share the news that Island at the British Pavilion in Venice has been honored with a special mention for the coveted Golden Lion Award for Best National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Only two countries out of the 71 who have national pavilions are awarded; this year they were scooped by Switzerland and Great Britain.
Generation UK is honoured to have provided all of the Futuro system scaffolding equipment for this outstanding project, which is renowned for setting new global trends and launching the international careers of many pioneering artists and architects. On the opening week alone, Island received 29,077 visitors to the pavilion.
Sarah Mann Director of Architecture Design Fashion and Commissioner of the British Pavilion commented “I wanted to write to say a heartfelt thank you to Generation and the Altrad sister companies for their tremendous support for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. It really wouldn’t have happened without them. We are completely bowled over by the beauty and elegance of the scaffolding and the generosity and expertise they brought to the project.”
In order to make this project a success Generation UK also had the help of other Altrad Group Companies. Altrad DESSA designed the plans for the Futuro to be erected, Altrad Germany made the equipment and Altrad Italia made the whole project possible by helping with logistics. With Venice being a floating city it was especially important to ensure the Futuro could reach the end destination.
This award continues Island’s position as a Pavilion of ‘firsts’; this Special Mention makes Altrad and British Council history, as this is the first time the British Pavilion has been honored with an award for the Architecture Biennale. Generation is thrilled to have been apart of such an amazing project and to have been a helping hand in making it a success.