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Parish Centre / Gianluca Gelmini

Parish Centre / Gianluca Gelmini

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Carvico, Italy
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©  Andrea Martiradonna
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The parish centre is located in the middle of Carvico, a village near the city of Bergamo. The actual parish centre is made by some small buildings from different ages, the monumental volume of the parish church stands out in the old central courtyard. he project building is like a pavillon in the park, an indipendent entity in an irregular form garden in the north of the centre. The design of the new block aswers to different and accurated considerations about the urban form, in particular to the relationship between the existent volumes of the centre, compared to these, it want to have a different connotation.

This building is connected with the old centre by a sistem of ways, they are not only paths butbecome a kind of space. he addiction is composed by three levels: the basement whit the services, the ground floor with the entrance, the secretary and the cafè, in the first floor with three new classrooms and the direct connection with the others classrooms of centre. The system of the access and connections provide flexibility in the use of the entire structure as well as its individual parts. The large windows on the ground floor, which open expansive views of the park and on the street, give the new building an extrovert character open to the village, creating a place of transition between the liveliness of the street and more protected space of the park. At the first level, the walls become more closed and compact, favoring a bigger introversion of the space allocated to the activities of catechesis.

©  Andrea Martiradonna
©  Andrea Martiradonna

The new building take a sculptural form respect the old centre buildings, where the plan merges the perspective drawing. Only the reiforced concrete can give this kind of sensation. Special attention had to be given to the wall formwork to be used because it was the key to have a perfect facade, every wall formwork is specifically design to reach this target.

©  Andrea Martiradonna
©  Andrea Martiradonna

The use of concrete is the natural consequence of the initial concept of a sculptural block in which the architecture coincides with the structure of this new element, the involucre denounces the internal spatial organization.

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Address:Carvico Bergamo, Italy

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Cite: "Parish Centre / Gianluca Gelmini" 20 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/487164/parish-centre-gianluca-gelmini> ISSN 0719-8884

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