Places of worship

Santa Maria Goretti Church

Mormanno, Cosenza | Italy

PROJECT DETAILS

City
Mormanno, Cosenza
Country
Italy
Customer
Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio
Architectural design
MCA Mario Cucinella Architects
Period
2015-2016
Amount of works
1.500.000 €
Services Provided
Structure design
Sector
Places of worship
Dimensions
950 square meters
Construction technique
reinforced concrete, steel

Monumental and dynamic

In the heart of the Pollino National Park, in the southern Apennines, in the municipality of Mormanno, on the border between Basilicata and Calabria, stands the Church of Santa Maria Goretti.
A monolithic, dynamically shaped building made of white concrete.

The church was designed and built as a result of the Italian Bishops' Conference's initiative to promote the quality of church architecture.
The liturgical hall is characterized by an organic plan, which identifies four chapels, embellished with works of art made from materials typical of the Baroque tradition, from which the church was inspired: marble, bronze, and mosaic.
On the outside, a cross is engraved in the white concrete plastic volume to identify the entrance portal to the classroom and, illuminated at night, is visible from afar like a beacon.

Front view of the Church of Santa Maria Goretti in Mormanno (CS)
©Duccio Malagamba
Side view of the entrance to the Church of Santa Maria Goretti in Mormanno (CS)
©Duccio Malagamba
Interior of the Church of Santa Maria Goretti in Mormanno (CS)
©Duccio Malagamba
Detail of the entrance to the Santa Maria Goretti Church in Mormanno
©Duccio Malagamba

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