Church of the Holy Face

Church of the Holy Face | Build, in monumental forms, the first church of the twenty-first century.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

The new complex brings together all the activities of the Curia, who had to contend with the risks and hopes that a church urges in particular compared with the city.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

The Turin complex, for its central location in the area concerned, laid down the fundamental lines of the project idea with the proposed action at strong monumental character.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

Well as in the diversity of their backgrounds, architect and client were motivated by the desire to offer the city sacred architecture of high artistic value and a place that evokes a strong spiritual meaning.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

The Church of the Holy Face has a colossal structure. It is a religious space of over 10,000 square meters, and includes the sacred building, parish offices and a weekday chapel, but also a conference center underground and the new offices of the diocesan Curia and annexes parking.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

These linear buildings, in three floors, enclosing, also, the space of the churchyard, rebuilding, in this way, a street façade on the long side of the lot.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

The new church is with a plant a monumental character; strong plastic sign capable of directing the visitor's attention towards a centripetal space; a presence that certainly will not be indifferent to the fabric of the surroundings.

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro

Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro
Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro
Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro
Mario Botta, Angelo Luisi Montenegro · Church of the Holy Face
Angelo Luisi Montenegro
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