Venice Biennale: Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts

Once housed in a Venetian palace, the Venice Biennale's Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts opened this Library facility deep in the Biennale's Central Pavilion (located in the sprawling Giardini) in 2010. Slashed with vivid red, the bold sprawl of this space aggregates many nooks, mezzanines and this breathtaking hall of print within which lectures and screenings take place.