项目拱顶由建筑师Fernando Vegas和Camilla Mileto设计，反映了该地区丰富的陶瓷制作传统，其极具代表性的瓷片拱顶建造技术在历史上传遍了整个西班牙东部。该技术源自瓦伦西亚建筑师Rafael Guastavino，被现代主义建筑师广泛运用，其中最著名的就是高迪。在美国，这项技术已经成为了Rafael Guastavino的代名词。
This vault was designed by architects Fernando Vegas and Camilla Mileto and executed by Salvador Gomis under the supervision of Salvador Tomás. It was created as a tribute both to the region’s rich ceramic-making tradition and to the characteristic tile vault technique, historically widespread throughout the East of Spain. This technique was disseminated by Valencian architect Rafael Guastavino both among modernist architects, most notably Gaudí. In the United States the technique came to be synonymous with him and his place of origin.
▼礼拜堂外观，external view of the chapel
▼鸟瞰，建筑与周边环境相和谐，bird view showing the architecture harmonious with the environemnt
Special 3D programs were required to design the pantheon and the final solution was only agreed on after 23 consecutive variations aiming for optimum aesthetic and structural results. All the curves in the pantheon were produced using catenary profiles. These curves are incredibly difficult to express mathematically and graphically to successfully optimise the construction’s overall structural operation. Close to 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles were used in construction following tests to establish the type of clay, fuel and flame, texture, durability and aging tests. The size and thickness, both dependent on the curves of the pantheon, and the necessary weight were calculated for the three ceramic layers to compensate for the effect of wind suction.
▼分解轴测图，拱顶经过精心设计，拱脚的玻璃纤维杆有利于抵抗地震。Exploded axonometric, the vault is carefully designed with fiberglass rods at the springings to absorb shear force.
The vault is comprised of four interlinked hyperbolic paraboloids and is very light yet incredibly resistant because of its curves. Formwork was not required and only some metal guides were used to ensure curvature was guaranteed at all times. The structure was carefully studied so that entire bricks could be used, avoiding trimmings or patching up joints. It was built using only brick, plaster and white cement, and did not require reinforced concrete. Nevertheless, the pantheon vault is designed to withstand possible earthquakes given the rigid curves and the addition of fiberglass rods at the springings to absorb shear force.
▼礼拜堂外观，由四个互锁的双曲抛物面拱顶组成，轻盈而牢固。The chapel is composed of four interlocked hyperbolic paraboloids, which is light and resistant.
The total constructed weight of the vault is approximately 12.5 tonnes, considerably less than a traditional pantheon with brick walls and concrete floors and ceilings, which could weigh between 15 and 20 times as much (between 190 and 250 tonnes) for the same volume. These figures reveal the savings in both energy and material, as well as the versatility of the tile vault compared to other more common constructions.
▼拱顶细部，由三层陶瓦组成，使用完整瓦片，节省材料且轻盈坚固。Details of the vault composed of three layers of tiles. Entire bricks are used for the construction, saving materials and energy.
The flooring is made up of approximately 50 different shapes of Cenia Stone tiles designed and placed to form an isotropic puzzle which is repeated in all four modules. The external lighting of the vault is provided by fittings embedded in the paving at the foot of each of the vault springings. The benches are solid blocks of Cenia stone specifically sculpted to incorporate the ventilation of the niches and sockets. Plant holders are also individual Cenia stone blocks which have been hollowed out and incorporate imperceptible perforated drainage on the base.
▼礼拜堂沿长轴对称设长椅，花坛以及石板，benches, planters and monolith are placed symmetrically in the chapel along the long axis
▼花坛由整块挖空的Cenia石制成，下方设有排水孔。Planter is made of Cenia stone blocks which has been hollowed with drainage at the base.
▼由整块Cenia石制成的长椅中设有地下室的通风口，陶板由陶艺家Enric Mestre专门设计制造。Bench is made of Cenia stone block incorporated with ventilation. The ceramic panel is designed and constructed by ceramist Enric Mestre
The central paving uses double slip-coated ceramic tiles, playing with curves and counter-curves in dialogue with the vault. These tiles were designed and manufactured for the occasion by ceramist Enric Mestre, who also designed the monolith and the ceramic panel at the top of the pantheon. The slab used in the crypt, a single piece of Cenia stone weighing about a tonne was extremely difficult to extract and produce, but can be slid effortlessly thanks to the rails and wheels attached to the back and installed by Unisystem. Inside, in the long space with smooth finishes from Porcelanosa Group Butech panels there is room for 24 niches and 12 columbaria, lit with simple linear LED fittings on the ceiling.
▼狭长的地下骨灰安置处，采用顶部线性LED照明。The long space of underground niches and columbaria, illuminated by simple linear LED on the ceiling.
▼夜景，照明设在拱脚的铺地中，可以照亮整个拱顶内部。Night view, the light fittings in the pavement at the springings illuminate the inner space of the vault.
▼地面层平面图，ground floor plan
▼地下室平面图，underground floor plan
Location: Municipal Cemetery, Villarreal (Castellón)
Client: Soriano – Manzanet Family
Design & project managment:
Camilla Mileto & Fernando Vegas, architects (UPV)
Universitat Politècnica de València
M. Soledad García Sáez
Lidia García Soriano
F. Javier Gómez Patrocinio
Lighting: Elías Hurtado Pérez, engineer
Construction Manager: Salvador Tomás Márquez, quantity surveyor
Structural calculations: Adolfo Alonso Durá, architect
Construction Company: Construcciones Angose S.A.
Vault builder: Salvador Gomis Avíñó
Pottery artist: Enric Mestre Estellés
Restorer: Noema Restauradores S.L.
Bricks: Anticfang S.L.
Locksmith: UNISYSTEMS Porcelanosa Grupo
Natural Stone: Inmar Stone Group
Photographs: Vicente A. Jiménez and Salvador Tomás Márquez