Beata Vergine Maria Church
Verona, Italy

Borgo Nuovo Parish
Competition won

In progress


For the Beata Vergine Maria Church we wished to create an evocative place, a space where beauty and spirituality can be found.  In this project we preferred to create a recognizable building through the use of three archetypal elements: an entrance portal, a rose window and a bell tower.  Traditional architectural characteristics are not just exhibits, they are elements that operate in a living culture, ancient and at the same time contemporary. The nave and two aisles area is dynamically re-interpreted with two lateral walkways marked by large hanging wooden panels. The walkway towards the altar is marked by the rhythm of light which is brought to completion in the apse’s backdrop, where slender linear blades create an evanescent setting  to the large bronze crucifix.