Chiesa Dio Padre Misericordioso

Church in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

If you're into contemporary architecture, it's well worth searching out this modern, minimalist church in the suburbs. A beautiful Richard Meier creation, it features a pared-down design that results in a remarkable and appropriate-feeling sense of purity.

Built out of white concrete, stucco, gleaming travertine and 976 sq m of glass, it's an exercise in dazzling lightness, making use of the play of light inside and out. The structure is flanked on one side by three graduated concrete, sail-like shells, while on the other a four-storey atrium connects the church with a community centre.


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