Sant’Antonio Abate complex is an architectural organism with interesting spatiality, made of asymmetrical portals and inclined planes, determining a plastic volume; visual aspects differ from typical features of churches built at that time. Intervention on the interior space intended to valorize the original architecture and transform the presbytery area, in order to enhance the ‘liturgic focus’, as specific and differentiated places. The wide central space is redefined by the circular isles that host the altar and the ambon, intended like autonomous but well related spots. Circular form does not determine a privileged orientation, it turns towards the nave in radial way, and creates a free margin around the poles that extends directly toward the assembly. Materials for liturgical focus are carefully selected and include different stones and innests in gold leaf resin. Inner perimeter of the church is completely covered by white panels above the existing bricks, in order to reflect natural light filtered by new artistic glazing, that bring an iconographic symbolism calling passages from Genesis, references to Marian cult and hagiography of the saint.
Parrocchia Sant'Antonio Abate - Montà (CN)
Studio Comoglio Architetti