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Rafael Moneo's coda from the Venice Biennale

The Madridian architect’s exhibition considers the erosion of local identity in cities

This elaborate axonometric drawing by Rafael Moneo of his 1972 Bankinter headquarters in Madrid is displayed on the final wall of the Arsenale. Moneo’s collection of vast drawings attempts to challenge the practice of architects accepting commissions beyond their native locales. It explores the irresistible rise of the ‘generic city’ and ponders a future in which local identity becomes impossible to sustain amid a globalised urban environment.

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