Instead of competing with or complementing nature, Cattedrale Vegetale (or Tree Cathedral) is built by this Italian artist Giuliano Mauri. With his Cathedral, he makes it as a perfect example of architecture that show the world that a building doesn’t have to be a dry and dead thing. His epic Cathedral became the artist’s two groves of trees which are destined to grow into a pair of magnificent basilicas.
As such hornbeam trees grow, their canopies will mesh together to form the vaulted ceiling of a Gothic cathedral.
Even though Mauri passed away in 2009, he already laid the groundwork for his first visionary cathedral in Valsugana, Italy in 2002.