Monteroni D’Arbia is located 15 km from Siena on the via Cassia, within the hilly area of the “Crete Senesi”.

CLIENT:  Curia Arcivescovile di Siena
LOCALIZATION: Monteroni D’Arbia (Siena)
TOTAL AREA:  2250 mq
TOTAL VOLUME: 10.000 mc
BUDGET: 1.400.000,00 €
PROJECT ARCHITECTS: Andrea Stipa, Luca Borgogni
BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Società Chiantini di Siena
TIME LINE: 1995/2000
PHOTOGRAPHS CREDITS: Gianluca Bianchi & Beatrice Pediconi

New church SS. Giusto e Donato a Monteroni D’Arbia, Siena By Andrea Stipa - Sheet3
©Gianluca Bianchi & Beatrice Pediconi

The project is an addition to a building partially realised during the 60th only up to the floor of the foreseen church. The urban context is characterised by the contrast of historical and natural elements and the recent urban fabric including a new square.

New church SS. Giusto e Donato a Monteroni D’Arbia, Siena By Andrea Stipa - Sheet4
©Gianluca Bianchi & Beatrice Pediconi

The program of the new complex is organised around the Churchyard. Since the difference in level between the public square and the Churchyard did not allow a spatial continuity and in order to minimise the perception of this gap, a curvilinear access ramp has been built.

New church SS. Giusto e Donato a Monteroni D’Arbia, Siena By Andrea Stipa - Sheet6
©Gianluca Bianchi & Beatrice Pediconi

The materials, chosen to be integrated with the context, are the laminated wood for the church roof and the concrete split blocks for the external walls.

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