The Dio Padre Misericordioso Church is a church designed by American architect Richard Meier in the Alessandrino neighborhood of Rome. The church was built as a lasting reminder of the Holy Year 2000.
Dio Padre Misericordioso Church Rome
Address, Opening Hours and Entrance Price
The address of the Chiesa Dio Padre Misericordioso is Largo Terzo Millennio, 8 – 00155 Rome (tel. +39 062315833). Bus: 556. Metro: Torre Maura (line C). Opening hours: From 07:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30. Entrance fee: Free of charge.
History and Description
In 1996, Richard Meier’s design was declared the winner of a competition to build a new church in honor of the Jubilee Year 2000.
Other names by which the church is known are Chiesa del Giubileo, Chiesa del Terzo Millenio and Chiesa delle Tre Vele.
Meier’s project is characterized by three large white concrete “sails,” the tallest of which reaches 40 meters. In his inauguration speech, Meier stated that the sails symbolically led to a new world.
Another of Meier’s projects in Rome is the Museo dell’Ara Pacis.
The church is built so that daylight cannot provide illumination. The only exception is a small window, which illuminates the crucifix above the altar.