The space dedicated to VFD pavilion is made of two episodes, the first one overlooking the decumanus as a square/terraced steps wants to revive the roof of the cathedral and on the top there is the reproduction of the “Madonnina” 1:1 scale, the second one is a one-floor small pavilion where the thematic exposition takes place.
Along the terrace you can find seven centuries of VFD life imprint to concrete such as for marble blocks, up to now.
Behind this episode there is the second volume. It’s a very neutral and clean volume that wants absolutely disappear but where we can find two photographic exhibitions that tell the story of the birth of the “Madonnina” placed on the Duomo and the history of the copy that you can visit in EXPO.
Credits: Studio ecnico Expo: concept; Iparch s.r.l.s + Mosae: project developement
Starting from decumanus, you can enter the veneranda fabbrica del duomo pavilion through a square/terraced steps made of reinforced concrete.
Disables can access from a second way with ramps that is on the left side of steps. On central part there are marble seats on steps that connect design facilitating the volumes movement and the sense of rise of the project.
Left and right sides that enclose vertical ways, follow them and arrive both on floor landing, remanding the shape of the Duomo roof and at the end you can see, over a concrete column, a reproduction of the famous “madoninna”.
Under the steps, where internal highs allow to use the spaces, there are three technical areas accessible through four sliding steel doors.
The installations is made of a second element behind the square, accessible through lateral ways characterized by tanks containing white marble of Candoglia slivers; the typical white stone with pink mottles coming from Val d’Ossola, the principal material of Duomo.