domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009


23 abril 2009.
The project was won in 2001 after a national competition organized by the Conferenza Episcopale Italiana for the construction of new churches, the jury gave the following reasons for choosing, "as a sign of innovation that meets the latest international research, becoming a symbol of rebirth for the city after the earthquake."

The new parish designed by Fuksas Architects, is a monolith of pure geometry, absolute, in a tin box. There are two main architectural elements that are identified with the functions of the religious center, the first element, the Church building, consists of two rectangules inserted into one another, the second element, also rectangular shape but long and low, is home to the Sacristy, the Pastora Ministry of Local and Casa Canonica. A third an architectural element, smaller, combining the latter two. Spirituality and meditation joined together in a play of natural light entering horizontally and vertically, drawing a dialogue with the sky.
"The suspension of a volume within another. Seeing through concrete heaven, from outside, to inside, to outside" - Massimiliano Fuksas

Enzo Cucchi, prepared for the outside of the church sculpture "Stele-Cross" in cement and white marble from Carrara. A tall totem 13.50 meter itself becomes architectural element.

Mimmo Paladino created the 14 Stations of the Cross and Fuksas Design designed furniture and lighting.

Site: Foligno, Italia
Date: 2001-2009
Client: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana – Diocesi di Foligno
Project: Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
Total area: 20690 m2
Building area: 610 m2
Parish complex: 1300 m2
Structure: Ing. Gilberto Sarti
Service: A.I. Engineering
Artists: Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino
General contractor: Ediltecnica spa
Stone forniture FUKSAS DESIGN: Scalpellino Maurizio Volpi
Wood forniture FUKSAS DESIGN: Falegnameria Bertini
Lighting FUKSAS DESIGN: Iguzzini illuminazione