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How Spanish architects responded to the 2008 economic crisis

'Unfinished', an exhibition which saw the Spanish Pavilion take out the prestigious Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, is open at the Tin Sheds Gallery.

Date: Thursday 15 June – Friday 21 July 2017

Curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns, Unfinished examines how Spanish architects responded to the 2008 economic crisis with wit and imagination. The exhibition presents a series of photographs of incomplete construction projects, alongside 55 recent buildings that reveal design strategies generated by an optimistic view of the constructed environment. The projects featured have understood the lessons of the recent past and consider architecture to be something unfinished, in a constant state of evolution, and positively impact humanity.

This exhibition constitutes the focal point of ‘10 Days of Spanish Architecture in Australia’, an event series which celebrates contemporary architecture from the Spanish perspective, whilst drawing parallels to the Australian experience.

The opportunity to bring Unfinished to Australia was made possible through the dedicated promotion of Spanish architecture by the General Sub-Directorate of Architecture at the Ministry of Development, the Madrid Chamber of the Spanish Institute of Architects (COAM) and the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.


Tin Sheds Gallery

  • 148 City Road, Darlington Sydney, NSW
Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 1pm