Asplund Pavillion by Francesco Magnani, Traudy Pelzel (built with Alpi)

The Asplund Pavilion is the only non-religious themed pavilion. Designed by the MAP Architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel for the exhibition, it houses reproductions of drawings and two models that delve into the history of the Woodland Chapel (Skogskapellet), built in 1920 in the Stockholm cemetery based on the design by Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund.

The pavilion draws inspiration from the vocabulary of traditional Scandinavian wooden constructions (known as Stavkirke). Approximately 11 meters long and 8 meters high, the structure features a gabled roof with emphasized vertical proportions, typical of Nordic churches. Ten V-shaped windows are incorporated into the two slopes of the roof. Externally, the entire envelope is clad in nine thousand dark wooden shingles. The entrance is located on one of the two short sides. Internally, in contrast, light wood is used. The space is rhythmically structured with ten light wood portals, and the space between the walls is utilized for the display of graphic materials.

Asplund pavillion
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