Church in Foligno by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

April 21, 2009

The architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have designed a new church in Foligno, Italy.

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 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 Pastoral 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.

Visit the Fuksas Architects website – here.

Photography by Moreno Maggi

Site: Foligno, Italia
Date: 2001-2009
Client: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana – Diocesi di Foligno
Project : Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas
Total area: mq 20690
Building area: mq 610
Parish complex: mq 1300
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