Places of worship

Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord

Viareggio, Lucca | Italy

PROJECT DETAILS

City
Viareggio, Lucca
Country
Italy
Customer
Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord of Viareggio
Architectural design
TAMassociates
Period
2016-2018
Amount of works
2.760.000 €
Services Provided
Structure design
Sector
Places of worship
Dimensions
1620 square meters

A church for the community

A composition of volumes with essential features, yet loaded with symbolism and meaning.
The new Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord stands on the footprint of the old church, demolished due to advanced decay, in Varignano di Viareggio, a working-class, working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Viareggio.

The different functions used for the church are developed around a central patio, from which the different rooms draw light, and the paths are designed to be linear and functional.

The new church, designed following the highest sustainability criteria, has a rectangular floor plan with the parish rooms and rectory articulated around a central patio, from which the different rooms draw light. The pathways are designed to be linear and functional.

Interior Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord of Viareggio
Interior Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord of Viareggio
Interior Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord of Viareggio

Sustainability criteria

The load-bearing structure is mainly made of x-lam, an economical solution that is quick to assemble, suitable for earthquake requirements, easy to maintain and ecologically sustainable. The use of wood lends a sense of welcome to the frequenters of this place of prayer.
The envelope has been thermally insulated, and photovoltaic panels with a total power output of 27 kW have been installed on the roof, enough not only to power the heat pump for indoor air conditioning but also to support daytime consumption.

Yard of the Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord of Viareggio
Supporting structure of the Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord in Viareggio made of X-lam panels
Building site bearing columns Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord of Viareggio
X-lam panels construction site of the Parish of the Resurrection of Our Lord in Viareggio

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