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 impacts 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.