Vatican Chapels Pavilion by Panariagroup

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Panariagroup has been chosen to design one of the architecture of the first Holy See Pavilion at the XVI International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale , which will be held from 26 May to 25 November 2018. The Fiorano Modenese group will be the only partner, among other industrial excellences involved in the project, to supply ceramic surfaces for this prestigious realization.

The Pavilion, entitled “Vatican Chapels”, was conceived by professor Francesco Dal Co and Micol Forti and builds on the model of the Chapel in the Woods, built in 1920 by the famous architect Gunnar Asplund in the Stockholm Cemetery. Exploring the concept of a chapel as a place of orientation, meeting, meditation, the Pavilion includes ten chapels, the result of the interpretations of as many internationally renowned architects, gathered in the garden of the Cini Foundation on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

An innovative and fascinating project that the Holy See decided to create in the spectacular setting of San Giorgio Maggiore Island in Venice. Panariagroup is proud to be part of the selected companies involved in the building of the chapels specifically contributing to the construction of Francesco Cellini’s project.

The cutting-edge technology and the aesthetic qualities of an innovative product such as the big laminated porcelain stoneware slabs of some brands of the Group are at the core of the project and an example of Italian industrial excellence.

“The collaboration with the Holy See for this sixteenth edition of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice is undoubtedly a unique opportunity to highlight the properties of our materials as they provide the project with a solemn tone and great lightness, perfectly in line with the spirituality of the chapel. We are therefore proud to continue our dialogue with architecture in such an prestigious setting.”, Emilio Mussini, President of Panariagroup.

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