The project, in 2001, is the result of national competition organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference for the construction of a new church. The jury’s reasons for his choice was “decisive and innovative as a sign that meets the latest international research, becoming a symbol for the city after the earthquake.”
The new parish complex is a monolith of pure geometry, a box within another box. There are two main architectural elements are also identified with the functions of the religious center. The first element, the church building, consists of two parallelepipeds inserted into one another. The second element, but also parallelepiped shape elongated, low, houses the sacristy, Pastoral Ministry premises and Canon House. A third body, smaller dimensions, joins the latter two.
Spirituality and meditation, together in a play of light entering horizontally and vertically, drawing a dialogue with the sky. Light rays pass through and relate to each parallelepiped and, pending their intersections, creating a series of openings that illuminate the room, heading for the main elements: the altar, pulpit and baptismal font.
“The suspension of a volume inside another, through cement View the sky from the outside, inside, outside.” Massimiliano Fuksas
Enzo Cucchi The teacher has made to the exterior of the church, the monumental sculpture “Star-Cross”, height 13.50 meters, concrete and white marble of Carrara, which itself becomes an architectural element. The teacher Mimmo Paladino has created the 14 Stations of the Cross, Design and Fuksas designed the furniture and lighting.
Location / Location: Foligno, Italy
Architects: Massimiliano Fuksas (Massimiliano y Doriana Fuksas)
Type: Edificio Religioso / Religious Building
Client: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana – Diocesi di Foligno
Area: 20690 m²
Images: Moreno Maggi