A Bench and a Cross
Four steel beams of 8 meters in length (12x12cm of thickness) compose the ensemble: one is a bench, the other one is a cross. It is built on seven pieces of concrete (12x12x200cm), which gives metric to the ensemble.
Steel beams are made of highly polished stainless steel to reflect the surroundings: the chapel may disappear at a certain moment. And so the shadow of the ensemble may become more evident than the object itself.
The presence of history surrounds. And the use of a bench and a cross is ages.
Text from the “Vatican Chapels” catalogue, edited by Electaarchitettura