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Mario Cucinella in Mormanno

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Mario Cucinella in Mormanno
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Mario Cucinella in Mormanno

Efficient Creed

30/12/2021


A sicilian architect based in the city of Bologna, Mario Cucinella has designed a church devoted to St. Maria Goretti in Mormanno, a Calabrian town in the very heart of Pollino National Park. A cross is cut onto the surface of a sober white volume of white curves to let people into a fluid space, where the main congregation place and the side chapels merge under a textile cloudscape that enhances and embellishes the light entering from overhead. Both the decoration and the design of the liturgical objects interact with an architecture loaded with ecclesiastical references, but are also thought out in sustainability terms, incorporating passive strategies that have the effect of minimizing energy losses and thus countering the need for artificial air conditioning.


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