Italy has been the house to many architectural wonders and also to the most talented artists of all times. The Italian Renaissance art and architecture is famous all around the world. But one of the most notable times for the architectural advancements is the modern era. Some of the best contemporary Italian architectures are:
The Church of Assumptions of Mary is a beautiful example of the contemporary architecture. Located in Riola, Bologna, this beautiful piece of art was completed by a Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1993. The entire church is made in a beautiful snow white color with its interior made to play with the light. The light falling on this church makes it look divine. The exterior is inspired by the three mountains that surround Riola. The interior is the simplistic theme with not much work done on the walls or the ceilings.
Parco Della Musica is a multi-functional music complex in Rome. Situated in the northern parts of the city, this complex was built in the year 1995 to 2002 by the Italian Architect Renzo Piano. It is huge in size with three large concert halls. A structure like this could not have been made in the city, so the site for the 1960 Summer Olympics games was chosen to construct it. This has become one of the most visited musical facility in Europe. Apart from three halls, there is also an open theater in this complex that reminds of the ancient Roman and Greek theaters.
The Jubilee Church also known as the Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso is the community center and a Roman Catholic church located at Tor Tre Teste, Rome. This beautiful building was completed in the year 1996 by Richard Meier and his team. The church is spread over an area of 830 square meters and consist of three enormous shells alongside each other that are slightly bent. The church building is built with very advanced techniques and the material used has self-cleaning properties. The interior is done putting great emphasis on the lighting that comes inside from the gaps between the shells. There is a glass roof in between the shells and the furnishing is minimalistic. This is one of the finest contemporary architectures in Italy.
Whenever there is a discussion about the contemporary architecture in Italy, the Torre Velasca will always be discussed. This hundred meters tall building in Milan is one of the first few that came into existence during the first generation of the modern Italian architectural period. It was built in 1958 by four designers Gian Luigi Banfi, LodovicoBarbiano di Belgiojoso, Ernesto Nathan Rogers and Enrico Peressutti. The building has 26 floors and is made in the shape of a clock tower, with the base being less in area than the top.
The Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church is situated in San Giovanni Rotondo. The Church is spread over an area of 6000 square meters. It was built in devotion to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and can accommodate about 6000 people at a time. It was designed by the Genoan architect Renzo Piano. The church building is composed of various arcs supporting the building. The furniture inside is minimalistic and is made of wood. One wall of the church hall is completely made of glass which lets the light come inside giving it a mesmerizing look.