Chiesa a Foligno - Arch. M. Fuksas

A Modern Take On Sacred Architecture

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Located in the picturesque town of Foligno, Italy, a church built by the local architecture practice FUKSAS challenges the typical sacred architecture of the region.

“The suspension of a volume within another. See the sky through the concrete, outside, inside, outside.”Made mostly from concrete, it offers a modern character and the finest craft. “The suspension of a volume within another. See the sky through the concrete, outside, inside, outside,” describes the project architect Massimiliano Fuksas. While the church is a solid building made from concrete, its interior and lighting evokes the idea of essentiality and purity. The meditative atmosphere is inspired by the modest form of oak pews and the delicate sun beams that cross the central parts of the interior, such as stone religious ornaments. The architects from FUKSAS worked closely with local artists and craftsmen on the decorations. For instance, the monument ‘Stele-Croce’, a 13,5 meter high sculpture placed outside the church, was made by the master Enzo Cucchi. Constructed from concrete and Carrara marble, it becomes an architectural element itself. The 14 iron sculptures re presenting the Stations of the Cross were made by The Master Mimmo Paladino.

Chiesa a Foligno - Arch. M. Fuksas
Chiesa a Foligno - Arch. M. Fuksas
Chiesa a Foligno - Arch. M. Fuksas
Chiesa a Foligno - Arch. M. Fuksas
Studio Fuksas - Chiesa San Giacomo - Foligno
Studio Fuksas - Chiesa San Giacomo - Foligno
Studio Fuksas - Chiesa San Giacomo - Foligno
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Studio Fuksas - Chiesa San Giacomo - Foligno
Studio Fuksas - Chiesa San Paolo - Foligno

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