Tecno for Vatican Chapels

This is the first time in history that Vatican City will attend the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia with its own pavilion, “Vatican Chapels”.

The project is curated by Francesco Dal Co and it involves the construction of 10 temporary chapels designed by 10 Architects from all over the world. Norman Foster has once again entrusted Tecno with building the chapel that he has devised.



The design concept of the chapel had as its starting point three symbolic crosses and a wooden bridge. Over time the crosses became a tensegrity structure made up of cables and struts, while the casing transformed into a larch wood lattice supported by the structure.


Tecno and Foster

The chapel is a special project that confirms the relationship between Norman Foster and Tecno, a thirty-year collaboration that has led to the development of iconic products like the Nomos table and construction of prestigious interior architecture such as the British Museum in London, Carré d’Art museum in Nîmes, the offices of the premises of Porcelanosa and National Bank of Kuwait.

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