ST. AMBROGIO CHURCH
SULBIATE (MB) ITALY – CHURCHYARD AND EXTERNAL WORK
Project, work supervision and permits.
Design of didactic plaques and graphic layout.
A new churchyard for the small medieval St. Ambrogio church in Sulbiate, a small village about 20 km from Milan in the heart of the Brianza countryside.
The project includes a new path, immersed in the green, for the view of the church and to improve the barrier-free accessibility.
The path leads to the churchyard crossing the garden around the church and provides three observation posts where custom plaques show the characteristics of the building (in English and Italian).
The real challenge of this project was to find a solution to overcome the differences in level between the street and the churchyard complying with the regulations without being invasive to the building.
The churchyard, paved with Serizzo stone and White Montorfano marble, is also accessible by a large staircase positioned on the side. The stairs are made by bush-hammered serizzo slabs 8 cm. thick, that seem to be laid in the green. The plaques have been designed for the harmonious incorporation with the path. We have also provided the graphic design of the text panels.