Title: “Vatican Chapels”
Commissioner: Cardinale Gianfranco Ravasi. Curators: Francesco Dal Co, Micol Forti
Exhibitors: Andrew Berman, Francesco Cellini, Javier Corvalàn, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, Norman Foster, Teronobu Fujimori, Sean Godsell, Carla Juacaba, Smiljan Radic, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel
“Vatican Chapels” is the first time participation of the Vatican into the Venice Architecture Biennale. Ten chapels by international architects in the island of San Giorgio are the Vatican’s contribution for its first ever presence at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. The curator of the project, the architect Francesco Dal Co, has enlisted practices from all over the world: Norman Foster (UK), Terunobu Fujimori (Japan); Francesco Cellini (Italy); Andrew Berman (US); Javier Corvalan Espinola (Paraguay); Flores & Prats (Catalonia); Carla Juacaba (Brazil); Smiljan Radic Clarke (Chile); Eduardo Souto de Moura (Portugal); MAP Studio: Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel (Italy); and Sean Godsell (Australia).
- Foster + Partners designs for the Vatican's first-ever contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale courtesy of Foster + Partners