Archipelago Cinema at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice

Archipelago Cinema, a floating auditorium designed by architect Ole Scheeren, will form part of the official selection of collateral events in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. This evocative outdoor theatre is set to be located within the old harbour basin Darsena Grande of the Arsenale, Venice’s historic shipyard. This modular raft will act as a mobile stage for public events, including the premiere of the film Against All Rules.

Against All Rules, a documentary essay produced by acclaimed filmmaker and architect Horst Brandenburg, presents a profound insight into the work and philosophy of German-born and Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren. Spanning a period of more than six years, the film follows the breathtaking construction of one of the most iconic buildings of recent times, the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing and the role of its lead architect Ole Scheeren – an unparalleled adventure into the world of architecture and construction.

The film ventures further to reveal the architect’s life and work beyond creating one of the largest buildings ever built. A wide range of other ground-breaking projects in Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur representing new prototypes in response to the complexity and growing challenges of a global and dramatically shifting world.

Following the Venice premiere, Archipelago Cinema will embark on a journey around the world, providing an itinerant platform for architectural discourse and film screenings, while Against the Rules will screen at a series of international film festivals.