Parish center in Porcuna (Jaén)
Pablo Millán 

Parish center in Porcuna (Jaén)

Pablo Millán 


The Andalusian architect Pablo Millán’s project for the new center of the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption – located at Plaza de la Constitución 12 in Porcuna, a municipality in the province of Jaén – is being carried out in three phases, the first of which was recently completed.

In the 1950s, an ancestral home was partly demolished on the site, leaving a void between building rears and party walls. The new parish center, rising two floors, takes over and rearranges the leftover rooms. The intervention is governed by a rhythmic repetition of arcades and cross vaults rendered in white, with spacious ambulatories serving as meeting places and unobstructed rooms accommodating the program. The courtyard will be closed in subsequent phases.