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Parish Church and Complex
Massimiliano Fuksas

April 24, 2009 /

Foligno, Italy

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The new Parish Church, located in Foligno, Umbria, is a monolith of pure geometry.

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 rectangles inserted into one another.

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The exterior volume of the Church building defines the limits of the main congregation space. Both volumes are connected through a few elements (in the shape of a truncated pyramid), which create a series of openings on the walls and bring light to the inside of the building.

The suspension of a volume within another. Seeing through concrete heaven, from outside, to inside, to outside.

/Massimiliano Fuksas


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The second element, also rectangular in shape but long and low, is home to the Sacristy, the Pastoral Ministry of Local and Casa Canonica. A third volume, containing the chapel for daily use, connects the two.

Spirituality and meditation joined together in a play of natural light entering horizontally and vertically, drawing a dialogue with the sky.

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The exterior sculpture "Cross" was designed by Italian artist Enzo Cucchi. The 13.5 meter tall totem is constructed of cement and white marble from Carrara.

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Model

Italian artist Mimmo Paladino created the 14 Stations of the Cross, a series of 14 pictures or carvings portraying events in the Passion of Christ, from his condemnation by Pontius Pilate to his entombment.

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Floor Plan

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Facts about Parish Church and Complex

Total area:

20,690 m2
Building area: 610 m2
Parish complex: 1,300 m2

Architects:
Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Structure:

Ing. Gilberto Sarti

Service:

A.I. Engineering

General contractor:

Ediltecnica spa

Stone forniture:

Fuksas Design
Scalpellino Maurizio Volpi

Wood forniture:

Fuksas design
Falegnameria Bertini

Lighting:

Fuksas Design
Iguzzini illuminazione

Client:

Conferenza Episcopale Italiana - Diocesi di Foligno

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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