Pavilion of the Holy See – 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
26 May – 25 November
The Asplund Pavilion, a prelude to the exhibition itinerary, has been designed by the architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel.
For this important project, Alpi has developed an experimental material starting with the woods of the Xilo 2.0 collection, used to cover all the surfaces of the architecture. The exteriors of the building are entirely made with 9000 shingles featuring the Xilo 2.0 Planked Gray wood pattern, to respond to the specific needs of the architects.
The catalogue of the Vatican Chapels Pavilion of the Holy See – edited by Francesco Dal Co, with texts by Gianfranco Ravasi, Francesco Dal Co and Elisabetta Molteni – is published by Electaarchitettura.
Coordinated image and graphic design of the catalogue by Tassinari/Vetta.