The Ministerio de Fomento, in collaboration with AC/E and AECID, promotes SPAINLAB, an initiative that asserts the vital importance of research processes in architecture and the need to create an institutional, professional, academic and social framework to give them support.

Debora Mesa and Anton Garcia-Abril are the responsible for this project that launches a resounding and optimistic message in favor of innovation and the future of Spanish architecture. They are the curators the Spanish Pavilion at the 13th Biennale of Architecture in Venice where SPAINLAB will have its first setting. The pavilion brings together the work of a small sample of 7 teams of Spanish architects who clearly express through their actions the potential and talent of Spanish architecture, who strongly defend their vocation for innovation, and who have built personal worlds outside styles and fashions; and opens an indiscreet window to their own worlds, revealing lines of thought, methods and building capacities transcending the finished products.

Besides the physical installation SPAINLAB is implemented through a series of different platforms that will collect and expand the contents of the pavilion and will outlive the exhibition to transfer the message to society.