Santa Maria Assunta Church of Riola di Vergato

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The church of Santa Maria Assunta in Riola is located in Vergato Bologna Apennines and was built between 1977-78 but finished only in 1994. The church was designed by architect Alvar Aalto who designed the structure and all the interior furnishings. In 1955 Cardinal Lercaro gave the charge office New Churches to equip places of worship the outskirts of the city that was expanding as a result of urbanization. However, the flattening of architectural churches, anonymous and repetitive, commissioned the three major architects of the time to design a church. These were: France’s Le Corbusier, Aalto and Tange Japanese. Each of them accepted the invitation and made a plan. Aalto was the only one to be realized in practice. The study of light was one of the main cornerstones of the architect’s work. The light inside the church is widespread, snatched by large windows oriented to the north so that the end result is plentiful but never direct. Also for night illumination sources have been included in order to give a soft light, very impressive. The shape of a “reversed binoculars church” This means that all prospective lines are ideally converge in the center of the cross, including the Campanile.

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