The Holy See is featured for the first time at the Venice Architecture Biennale, with a unique proposal curated by Francesco Dal Co. Consisting of ten chapels, the concept takes inspiration from the chapel Erik Gunnar Asplund built in Stockholm’s Woodland Cemetery in 1920. Set in the forest of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the chapels have been built by ten different architects, including masters like Eduardo Souto de Moura and Norman Foster. Foster’s design concept is based on the idea of three symbolic crosses that become a tensegrity structure of cables and masts, wrapped in a timber latticework that creates a sheltered, private space for contemplation... [+]

Cliente Client

Pontificio Consiglio della Cultura, The Vatican

Autor Author

Foster + Partners

Comisario Curator

Francesco Dal Co

Arquitectura e ingeniería estructural Architecture and Structural Engineering

Norman Foster, Nigel Dancey, Taba Rasti, Pablo Urango, Roger Ridsdill Smith, Jeng Neo, Adam Davis, Fernando Torres, Beatriz Cases, Matthew Thomas, Emilio Ortiz Zaforas, Simone Avellini, Maria Soriano, Oscar Ruiz, Irene Del Valle de la Sen, Helene Huang (Foster + Partners)

Arquitecto colaborador Collaborating Architect

Francesco Magnani - Map Studio

Ingeniero estructural de registro Structural Engineer of Record

Luigi Cocco

Constructor Builder


Fotos Photos

Nigel Young, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Foster + Partners

Bocetos Sketches

Norman Foster

Dibujos Drawings

Foster + Partners