Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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An interesting Aalto prototype
Parish Church, Riola (Italy)
The new church was one of the first in which the ‘reformed’ Roman Catholic liturgy would be given expression in architectural terms; the aim was to provide a close relationship between altar, choir and organ, as well as the baptistery. The shape of the church itself is an asymmetrical basilica with asymmetrical vaulting through which light, directed especially towards the altar, enters the building. Galleries were dispensed with, but the choir area was extended to compensate for their absence. The front wall of the church can be opened so that the forecourt serves as an extension to it.”
â€” Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. p171.
The Riola Parish Center was designed in 1966.
The main body of the church was completed in 1978, without the campanile.
â€” Malcolm Quantrill. Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study. p204; Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. p171.