pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters
images courtesy 1week1project
since leaving the vatican on february 28th, 85 year old benedict XVI lives in castello gandolfo, located 30 km away from rome.
for his spiritual retreat, 1week1project proposes a house sitting on a roof close to piazza della rotonda. reinterpreting the halo’s
symbolic shape, the dwelling is organized around an atrium (central garden or courtyard) and offers a 360° view. the building
will provide benedict XVI the necessary seclusion for praying, preserving a relationship with the surrounding world.
birds eye view of the retirement headquarter
location close to piazza della rotonda, rome