Source: Vatican Chapels presskit
1,2,3,11: Alessandra Chemollo
the rest: HIC team
construction pictures: vatican chapels presskit
no, it is not…
…no, it is not a chapel, not
a sanctuary and in any case not
a tomb. It is simply a place
enclosed by four stone walls,
while another stone at the
center might be the altar. The
entrance is screened by a tree
we want to conserve. The walls,
inside, have a ledge on which we
can sit and wait… waiting with
our feet on the ground, head in
hands. “Things themselves know
when they ought to happen.”
Study sketches for the final project, showing two different solutions for the making of the partial roof of the chapel and the shift of the footprint with respect to the location of the tree near the entrance.
View of the Cengelle quarry in the Berici Hills, owned by Laboratorio Morseletto, at the moment of removal of the Vicenza stone blocks used to build the chapel.
View of a stone block during the cutting operation at Laboratorio Morseletto, Vicenza.
Assembly phases of the wall blocks in Vicenza stone.
Simão Sandim (models), Luigi Cocco (structure)