Parish Church and Complex
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.
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.
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.
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
Facts about Parish Church and Complex
Building area: 610 m2
Parish complex: 1,300 m2
Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas
Ing. Gilberto Sarti
Scalpellino Maurizio Volpi
Conferenza Episcopale Italiana - Diocesi di Foligno
Last updated: December 19, 2013
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