Jubilee Church

Jubilee ChurchJubilee Church is a church as well as a community center located in Tor Tre Teste in Rome. It was formerly known as the Dio Padre Misericordioso.

This church was established in order to revive the social interest in Tor Tre Teste and therefore, had to be quite unique in terms of architectural designs. The Jubilee Church does indeed achieve that purpose since it can be quite a visual spectacle when viewed by its visitors.

Building Features

The Jubilee Church was designed by Richard Meier, who won the design competition held to find the best designs for the church structure. The church building was part of the project of the Archdiocese of Rome to build 50 churches in time for the Millenium. The design was aimed to be the mark and the symbol for the Grand Jubilee of 2000.

The design of the church stemmed from the idea of a ship plying through the seas. The design features three large curved walls made of pre-cast concrete that resemble sails. The design was also aimed to help minimize the thermal temperature inside for better energy efficiency. The walls were built containing titanium dioxide in order to keep the church appearance white.

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