Chiesa della Visitazione

Galciana (PO), Italy - 2008


First prize

The parish complex is located in an area where the countryside is a green wedge in the inhabited area and the project seeks to establish an average relationship between built spaces and empty spaces that reinforces the idea of nterpenetration between nature and built. The settlement system is a readable sequence of differentiated volumes, corresponding to the various functions that together form the unitary character of the building. The complex is distributed around a cloister, silent heart and contemplation and seeks the spiritual evocation in the sequence of spaces, composed according to a growing climax starting from the churchyard to the roof that rises in the embrace towards the sky.