While the Baptist church over the years has never entirely abandonded cultural activities, promoting concerts and cultural encounters, with this new project the hope is to reignite the original vocation, interpreting it in an innovative way, creating a reference point for the entire city, where culture, music, theater and even different gastronomic traditions can find a meeting place.
It is this, in fact, confinding in the excellent acustics and the new design, on which the architect Vincenzo Giubba, president of the Accademia Italiana, is working with his Design students, followed in the various design aspects by two instructors, the architect, Andrea Nannetti and the designer, Filippo Pernisco.
For the creation of this project two sponsors have been involved, the industry “Santafiora” for the stone working and Banci srl for the lighting. “The project is inter-religious” explains Giubba, “on the make-over of the Baptist church which will maintain its function for religious services we have Catholic, muslim and protestant students working. This as a proof that a transversal spirituality can exist in the interest of art and of culture, with a vision of peaceful co-existence.”