Progetto e contesto: un'ipotesi di dialogo. La chiesa dei Minori Osservanti e il cimitero di Cariati
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
A hypothesis of dialogue between project and context. The church of “Minori Osservanti” and the
cemetery of Cariati
Close to the historic centre of Cariati the municipal cemetery is located since 1840. Nearby stands the fifteenth-century church of “Minori Osservanti”. The lack of an ossuary and the burial system produced an excessive and disorganized crowd of cemeterial buildings. These create an anonymous landscape of marble pieces, like a sort of deposit of dead bodies. Thinking about this place in an archetypal manner, as an essential place of dialogue between the man and his most intimate nature imposes, in the planning phase, paying particular attention to the spaces of this dialogue. They are in deep relationship with the historic context and the landscape in which they are placed. The project attempts the insertion of new spaces in dialogue with the pre-existing structure capable of defining harmonious relationships both between church and cemetery and between cemetery and landscape.