The church is located in Belvedere village, built at the end of the 1950s, in the northern outskirts of Pistoia. The project starts from the observation that Belvedere village does not offer community environments, and interprets the church as "covered square".
The building, which extends transversely instead of longitudinally, divides the site into two parts, one for the rectory, the other for the churchyard.
The land looks, by the mountains side, towards a green space, framed by social housing designed by Leonardo Savioli, by the opposite side, to an undeveloped area at the time, sloping down to the city.
The church has a regular plan: the rectangular room is flanked, in the longitudinal direction, by a gallery designed as a public paths extension.
"In my intention architectural elements had to entertain an ideal link between the ecclesial space and the city."
The gallery, delimited by pillars, intersects orthogonally with another passage, which leads from the center of the front to the altar.
The symbolism in the parish classroom is immediate: the gallery pillars assume the schematic outline of a tree and Michelucci claims that the volume "refers to the Jewish shrine tent".
Pylons and concrete ribs, with stylized geometric shapes, supporting the ceiling-tent whitewashed, tense and seemingly light, because of the contrast with the solidity of the perimeter stone walls.
The enclosure walls, “opus incertum” treated, are made of alberese stone of warm ocher and pink tones.
Initially the church was not to have the bell tower. Later Michelucci designed two versions of the tower, never realized. Then the bells were mounted on a metal tower next to the church, in 1966.