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Sunday

The small mountain village of Riola di Vergato lies on a slope of the Apennines some forty kilometres south of Bologna along the road to Pistoia. The ecumenically inclined Bishop of Bologna, Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro, asked Aalto in 1965 to design a small church next to the old highway bridge across the river Reno.

Designed in

1966-80

Location

Italy, Riola di Vergato

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The piazza in front of the church. Photo: Richard Einzig, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Sketches. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Seven curved, asymmetrical concrete arches support the vault. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Concrete arches during construction. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Interior perspective of the church hall. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Church hall under construction. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Construction work during winter. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Section of the church hall. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Altar. Photo: Alvar Aalto Foundation