Chiesa di San Giovanni Bono


Chiesa di San Giovanni Bono Via San Paolino, 20

Written by La redazione il 24 December 2018

In the middle of the snakes in the Sant’Ambrogio district – the council houses designed by Arrigo Arrighetti in the 1960s between Famagosta and Barona, with a curvilinear layout – there is a church-pyramid (face view) or church-tent (side view). The project is still by Arrighetti, from 1968. The building is structured by its sail-like roof, which rises up from the presbytery area to create a cusp in correspondence with the façade.

The walls, both outside and inside, consist of exposed concrete, perforated by a large number of coloured windows.

The interior is composed of three dynamically interpenetrating spaces: the liturgical hall, the weekday chapel and a side aisle; the roofing pattern contributes to the creation of a moving space and varied lighting.

Translated by @silaskin