The design of the new San Lorenzo Church in Rualis includes the construction of a new liturgical hall and linked meeting room for pastoral activities as well as the churchyard settlement, connecting the pre-existing church of Santo Stefano dated back to XIV century.
The liturgical building, with its complicated geometry of hard structural interpretation, is composed by combination of different geometrical volumes. The plant is oval-shaped (maximum axis 22,25 m – minimum axis 15,95 m); the double-bending cover is a thin shell, 20 cm thickness, made of lighten concrete, formed with a Sweden-pine disposable shuttering. The cover horizontal forces, arising from the stained glass window hole over the altar, are absorbed by a concrete Latin cross, placed at the cover riddle level. The aerial cross, besides the symbolic value, has got a key static function granting equilibrium, resistance and indeformability of the whole structure. Feature of the intervention is also preciousness of used materials: zinc – titanium plates for cover, lighten concrete structure and external wall covering ashlars made of natural stone.