Found project: Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta


    Project : Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

    Language variant : Riola Church and Parish Centre

    Architect : Aalto, Alvar

    Completion: 1980

    Locality : Riola

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    In line with the new dictates of the Church, which halfway through the 1950s felt the need to adopt new languages in order to communicate with worshippers, the church at Riola was conceived with the idea of creating a liturgical area inserted in the surroundings, which would encourage maximum participation. The river, mountains and the nearby Rocchetta Mattei were indeed precise landmarks for the architect when modelling the building. The presence of the river was especially important in the development of the entire project. The volume of the church has been defined as the flowing of a river, and the light in the building captures and reflects the light as it shines on the water. This was the first time that Alvar Aalto had used materials such as raw stone for the coverings and terra cotta for the floors.

    http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Riola/Santa%20Maria%20Assunta%20Church (June 22, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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