Located within Rome, the Vatican City is the world's smallest state, both by area and by population, and is governed by the pope. The architects that will represent the state at the Biennale were chosen because the Vatican believes they will create a range of aesthetics.
"The choice of the invited architects was based on the decision to focus on designers capable of applying different expressive languages, all with clear personalities from the standpoint of constructive experimentation, belonging to different generations, and hailing from Europe, Australia, Japan, the United States and South America, in order to reflect the universal – indeed catholic – nature of the Church," read the statement.
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