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San Giovanni Battista Church facade
Cultural Architecture, Residential

San Giovanni Battista Church in Switzerland / Mario Botta

In 1986, an avalanche hit the small Swiss village of Mogno, flattening the hamlet’s seventeenth-century church. Architect Mario Botta was commissioned to design the new San Giovanni Battista church on the site. Although the new sacred space preserves the relatively modest dimensions, it introduces a new image and a new language. The language conveys a contemporary dimension, mediated by an…

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