Arch and Art: Venezia

The pavilion with “chapel” by Francesco Venezia – for the project by Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza realized by Domus – contains an art work by di Ettore Spalletti. #21triennale

Arch and Art: Francesco Venezia
This project was originally destined for the Giardino della Guastalla, and has now ended up in the Parco della Triennale.
Although the trees are now different, it has maintained its original form almost intact: a small pavilion to pass through, located at the end of a pathway protected by a wall. Against the wall, a long seat offers a moment’s rest. The small pavilion has no true door. A full-height section of the wall opens slightly inwards. Here, in the half-light, a “chapel” slightly detached from the main construction – a capsule of bright light – houses Ettore Spalletti’s work. A tall, narrow opening on the opposite side from the entrance leads back to the park outside. The material nature of the construction expresses its transitory character. It is constructed almost completely out of sheets of wood with the insertion of a part made in panels of travertine as a trace of the perpetual aspiration that leads wooden architecture to petrify. Only the exterior of the “chapel” is entirely cladded in travertine, denoting its role.

2 April – 12 September 2016
Arch and Art
a project by Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza
Realized by Domus in collaboration with La Triennale
Curated by: Nicola Di Battista
Set design: Centro Studi Domus with Marco Diana
Graphic design: Giuseppe Basile
Structures: Milan Ingegneria
Contractor: Botta SpA

Architect: Francesco Venezia
Collaborators: Alessandro De Sarno Prignano, Ciro Borrelli
Ettore Spalletti
Senza Chiacchiere, glass, light

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