The play on the contrast between an horizontal perimetrical complex and a plastic vertical body, was a choice made with the intention, on the one hand, of linking the parish services to the fabric of the neighborhood and on the other, of reaffirming the presence of the church as a sacred space in the city. The building lies on the northwest side of the ground, redefining the corner of the block between Via Cavour and Via Roma.
▼建造中的教堂内部，interior view during construction
The church, rotated with respect to the entire complex, was conceived of as a single volume 30 meters high and inclined at 30 degrees with respect to the ground. It reaches out towards the parvis and is cut at the top only by a great cross- shaped opening. The weekday chapel is on the side of the church; the parish centre is perpendicular to Via Roma and the covered colonnade is on the other end of the parish centre. The parvis becomes the place of social gathering and the central element of the entire complex.
▼教堂顶部开凿出一个十字架形的玻璃天窗，将光线引入内部，the church volume is cut at the top only by a great cross- shaped opening
▼十字形天窗，the cross- shaped opening
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
Construction: in progress
Client: Archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto
Site management: arch. Walter Di Renzo (CAD Studio); ing. Ezio Dante (Assoprogetti)
Site area: 7’700 m2
Useful surface: 3’000 m2
Volume: 25’000 m3
Photographer: Enrico Cano