Installation view of the Baltic Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2016. Photo courtesy of the Baltic Pavilion
The Palasport, a rectilinear concrete sports hall tucked away on a small alley between the Arsenale and the Giardini, is a fitting and evocative location for the first Biennale display that represents a collaborative effort by all three Baltic nations: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
Inside, tables display photographs of mostly concrete architecture and infrastructure from all three nations, highlighting their shared modernist patrimony and methods for reviving or redefining Soviet-era Brutalist buildings. Review by artsy.net