Support structure Sacra Famiglia Church | Locarno | 1992
Fondazione nuovo oratorio
Architetto Guido Tallone, Locarno
Genazzi e Stoffel, Locarno
Creation of a place of worship characterized by a main steel structure with special architectural values.
The main area of the church is circular sector shaped and its vertex corresponds to the bell tower.
From the vertex start some ray-shaped visible trusses, that are composed of two elements, and a tapered-sectioned inclined beam, resting on a capsized L-shaped column that forms a circular cantilevered perimeter, on which a skylights system is placed.
A joint optimizes the absorption of deformations between the trusses and columns.
The bell tower spire, composed of converging steel sections and containing the bells, was part of the supply, too.