David Basulto, curator of In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face—the Nordic Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale—has announced that 500 submissions were received following an Open Call. Of these, 300 projects have been selected to form a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture and will form the central body of the show. Nine have been chosen as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene and will be presented in depth.
Reiulf Ramstad Architects' Trollstigen National Tourist Route will be examined in-depth as one of three projects within the category "Recognition": Architecture that recognizes and reflects upon certain processes in Nordic society, and its values.
“The 300 embody what we perceive as the ‘Nordic Spirit’. Just as Sverre Fehn’s pavilion is a crystallisation of Nordic architecture—embodying a precise and fluid articulation of structure, light, and nature—the nine we have chosen to focus in on as particularly representative of the contemporary scene have a similar gravitas and complexity – but with their own distinct identities” says Basulto, who has made the selection alongside James Taylor-Foster, Assistant Curator.