CPDF | new parish complex romiti. forlì
INVITED 2 STAGE DESIGN COMPETITION
accedit Verbum ad elementum et fit sacramentum
the blessed Paolo VI parish complex seeks to create an urban architectural event, able to constitue element of identification and use for people who live in the neighborhood, and to rise to a symbolic reference element (religious) and urban (public) for forlì city district. the design approach aims to contextualize the system of built spaces inside urban texture, defining it as a morphological exception, a new citadel of the spirit, that expresses and represents, in its unfolding, the history and the profile of san girolamo hermits, who lived here for centuries and still live in the “romiti” community.
the complex lives of this dialectic and osmosis between multi-purpose and functional spaces for the parish community (horizontality of the earth) and liturgical and pastoral cross-functional spaces (verticality of the sky, transcendence). the assembly of the two dynamics and prospects of use determine a unique embedded architectural system, which reads and describes the moment of the hands joining in prayer in a community. the hands still maintain a vacuum, a "light "at the center, before closing in prayer and this space represents the community.