the church of san giacomo de benedetta tagliabue takes the shape of a hot air balloon

project info:

Project title: saint jacomo church

architecture: EMBT / benedetta tagliabue | @embtarchitects

site: arginone, ferrara, italy

customer: CEI italian episcopal conference, parrocchia di san giacomo apostolo, ferrara
artist: enzo cucchi
liturgist: don roberto tagliaferri
structural design: studio iorio, francesco iorio

completion: October 2021

photography: marcela grassi | @marcelagrassiphotography

miralles tagliabue EMBT team
EMBT project managers: benedetta tagliabue, joan callis
EMBT design coordinator: Valentina Nicol Noris
wooden ceiling and sacred furniture EMBT: nazaret busto rodríguez, julia de ory mallavia, daniel hernán garcía
EMBT management coordinator: camilla persi
EMBT collaborators: paola amato, letizia artioli, guido aybar maino, sofia barberena cantero, christopher bierach, irene botas cal, maria cano gómez, helena carì, vincenzo cicero santalena, luis angello coarite asencio, maria antonia franco, juan david fawcett vargas, paula georghe, leonardo gerli, francesca guarnieri, evelina ilina, michael kowalsky, philip lemanski, erez levinberg, lauren lochry, ernesto lopez, oscar lopez, pablo lópez prol, annarita luvero, andrea marchesin, laura martín, beatriz martinez rico, agustina mascetti, lucero mattioda, grant mc cormick, marianna mincarelli, andrea morandi, enrico narcisi, marco nucifora, marco orecchia, jiyoun park, mikaela patrick, gonzalo peña, juan manuel peña sanz, marina pérez primo, eleonora righetto, roberto rocchi, cj rogers, francesca romano, gabriele rotelli , javier ruiz safont, bárbara ruschel lorenzoni, antonio rusconi, raya shaban, georgiana spiridon, guillermo sotelo, astrid steegmans, angelos siampakoulis, andrea stevanato, stefano spott i, raph ael teixeria libonati, lorenzo trucato, katrina varian, giovanni vergantini, beatrice viotti, federico volpi, ling yang, lisa zanin.
EMBT communications team: Arturo McClean, Ana Gallego, Lluc Miralles.

project management: concordia SAS — diego malosso, maria elena antonucci
local engineer: eng. Beatrice Malucelli
acoustic advisor: Higini Arau
lighting consultant: maurici gines — artec3 studio
scientific support: matteo ruta — politecnico di milano installations: studio simax

works director, CSP E CSE: eng. static tester domenico mancini: ing. Simone Carraro
catastrophic practices: geom. Sotterri Giulio
manufacturers and suppliers: costruzioni tiziano geom. corrado srl (general contractor), falegnameria lucietti (windows and doors, church roof), gela srl ​​​​(copper roof coating), filippetto srl (mechanical installations), cieffe elettroimpianti (electrical installations), bertani legno spa (wooden oratory roof), idealstile .com srl (plasterboards and paints), idealwork srl (concrete floors and cemeteries, resin coatings), caoduro snc (stone layers), studio d’arte gaeta (workshop for ceramic art), berti sisto & c (supplier of sandstone church crosses), manzi marmi (supplier of altar and floor stone), falegnameria loro (church furniture), prase (consulting in design/sound church), audio solutions (sound system installer), mestriner & piccoli (church metal cross supplier), san marco terreal (consulting, supply of bricks), antico legno srl (antique carpentry cross), stingers illuminotecnica (lighting supply/consulting), iguzzini illuminazione spa (fo lighting/consulting urniture), bover (church chandeliers), map (structural steel supply), sinko (movable wall top layer for oratory bathrooms), ceramica kronos (ceramics supplier for bathrooms canonica), roverati giardini (parochial gardener – outdoor lawn).