The VATICAN CHAPELS are the first contribution by the Holy See at the 16th Architectural Biennale in Venice 2018.
The Vatican pavilion will take the form of eleven chapels built on the densely wooded area of the lagoon island of San Giorgio Maggiore. After the Biennale the chapels can be relocated to sites around the globe.
Beginning with a reconstruction of a ‘Woodland Chapel’ by one of Sweden’s early 20th century architects, Erik Gunnar Asplund, the exhibition will include ten other ‘temples of worship’ designed by top architects like Norman Foster, Portuguese Eduardo Souto de Moura and Japanese Terunobu Fujimori, who refers to historical Zen architecture. Even young architects like the Brazilian Carla Juacaba or Flores & Prats from Barcelona are joining.