I concorsi del '68 per le nuove chiese a Palermo

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In the Sixties, Palermo expansion from center towards its suburbs has already started. Since the reconstruction plans, after World War II, public social housing districts give the town a new image, entirely ringing the ancient core and changing its growth, that, since Regalmici Plan, had seen its primary development direction in the axis of via Libertà and, therefore, towards the north. Its multidirectional growth has been emphasized by 1962 town planning, identifying eight expansion macro-areas from north to south, down to the new ring road. Two competitions get off the new season for the religious architecture in Palermo; the first is for the church of Madonna di Pompei, in the 67-68, in Bonagia, the second is for the new church of San Francesco d’Assisi, of 68-69, in Malaspina. Both of them signed, since the choice of places, the precise will of a foundation act in the new suburbs of Palermo. A decade after the house building plans and the new housing districts, the two National competitions announced by Palermo Diocesan Administration represent the final willing to see in these new settlements a community: a real “ecclesia.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteArchitettura cultuale nel Mediterraneo
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015


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