Christ’s Resurrection Church
by Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Photographer Filippo Poli has sent us these images of a Milan church with a grey, striped exterior by Italian studio Cino Zucchi Architetti.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

The striped facade is composed of vertical panels of concrete, white stone, zinc and glass.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Containing both a church hall and a parish centre, Christ’s Resurrection Church replaces a warehouse church that previously occupied the industrial site.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

The otherwise rectangular building has an angled wall and roof that create a point at one corner, framing the main entrance.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Inside the church hall two concrete walls curve up to the ceiling, creating the illusion of a pitched roof.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

The following information was provided by the architects:


“Christ’s resurrection” Church, Sesto S. Giovanni (Milan) 2004-2010

Cino Zucchi Architetti with Zucchi & Partners

Closed competition –first prize

The new church and parish center is located in a narrow plot of Milan’s industrial periphery.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

The hard townscape of the neighbourhood and the story of the previous church (a warehouse-like building built in the sixties by workerpriests) suggested the simplicity of its design, which emerges from the surrounding fabric only by few strong gestures.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

The street façade bends inward to acquaint for the main diagonal view, and the high hall takes the shape of a large rectangular box enriched by two large “sails” embracing the assembly.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

The fronts are panelled in vertical strips of different materials (concrete, white stone, zinc, glass) whose rhythm responds to the different edge conditions.

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Credits:

Client: Diocesi di Milano
Dimensions: 6.570 m³

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Preliminary design project: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Cino Zucchi, Helena Sterpin, Filippo Carcano, Cinzia Catena, Silvia Cremaschi, Cristina Balet Sala
with Anna Bacchetta, Annalisa Romani, Martina Valcamonica, Valentina Zanoni

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Definitive and executive design project: Zucchi & Partners
Cino Zucchi, Nicola Bianchi, Andrea Viganò, Leonardo Berretti, Ivan Bernardini

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Manager of works: Zucchi & Partners
Nicola Bianchi, Marcello Felicori

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Rendering: Filippo Facchinetto
Model: Filippo Carcano, Paola Andreoli, Roberto Rezzoli

Christ’s Resurrection Church by Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Consultants
Liturgist: Don Giovanni Mariani, Don Giovanni Zuffada
Cost estimate: Zucchi & Partners
Structural engineering: Mauro Giuliani, Redesco srl
Ligh engineering: Cinzia Ferrara, Ferrara Palladino srl
Plant engineering: Gianfranco Ariatta, Ariatta ingegneria dei sistemi srl

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  • edward44

    I like the exterior form and the church interior but the exterior surface treatment makes me dizzy. Also the below grade parish hall looks to have now daylight at all but the drawings are incomplete.

    • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

      Ditto. I would have gone for something subtler. Maybe playing with the same color, but different finishes or levels of reflection.

      Interior is great :)

  • häli

    i think for a church it is a little too "playfull" – kind of.. doesnt let you go into your self and find a peace, what you would expect to find or at least to have the feeling in a church.

  • Marco

    It's awful! Cino Zucchi has the same attitude in front of every project! This is not a church…looks like a factory!

  • LXS

    well thats the modern heritage…. everything looks rather industrial but the interior treatment of the roof "daylight-boxes" system is excelent
    maybe the colours of the facade are taken from examples of medieval italian churches (like the dome of siena)

  • http://www.butimtifferent.com Tiffany

    What's the point of the tower? Are there bells?