St Maria Rossa Church


A minimal lighting intervention, with bare halogen lamps, capable of enhancing the space and the remains of the frescoes that decorated the wall surfaces with brilliant light




Milan – Italy

Built on ruins from the Roman and early Christian era between the 9th and 13th centuries, the church is part of a rural complex of farmhouses, between irrigation ditches and canals. The restoration carried out in 1966 was followed by the conservation and plant adaptation work completed in 2004. The church has a bare ancient appearance: few traces suggest the ancient frescoes that decorated the wall surfaces. The new lighting system with bare halogen lamps, with omnidirectional emission mounted on conductor support cables transversal to the classroom, follows the trend of the roof trusses. A minimal intervention that fills the space with brilliant light.