The Australia Council has just released its request for expressions of interest for the design of the new Australian pavilion in Venice’s Giardini. After much effort by Openhaus, 750 people petitioned the Council to ditch their original limited competition in favour of an open anonymous competition. The Council appeared to relent and adopted a two stage open competition model. This caused further fuss as the first stage, an EOI, was ‘open’ only if you happened to have had experience designing similar buildings overseas. Glenn Murcutt protested that even he would be ineligible.
01.09.11 in expressions-of-interest