The Andalusian architect Pablo Millán’s project for the new center of the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption – located at Plaza de la Constitución 12 in Porcuna, a municipality in the province of Jaén – is being carried out in three phases, the first of which was recently completed.
In the 1950s, an ancestral home was partly demolished on the site, leaving a void between building rears and party walls. The new parish center, rising two floors, takes over and rearranges the leftover rooms. The intervention is governed by a rhythmic repetition of arcades and cross vaults rendered in white, with spacious ambulatories serving as meeting places and unobstructed rooms accommodating the program. The courtyard will be closed in subsequent phases.
“The Air Is Serene And Clothed In Magnificence And Unused Gentle, Salinas, When Divine Music Sounds, Ruled By Your Divine Hand.” Fray Luis De León. I Have To Confess At This Level, That The Photographs Of Pablo Millán’s Newest Undertaking In Porcuna Have Captivated Me Since I First Noticed Them: The Brightly White Arches, With Easy White Ribbed Vaults On Two Flooring Make Up Two Sides Of An Exquisite Courtyard In Porcuna. The Opposite Two Sides Are The Dividing Partitions That, Deliberately Painted In White, Work As An Ideal Complement To The Arcades Additional Including Worth To Them. For Any Architect, The EUR Of Rome By The Architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Lapadula And Mario Romano Instantly Involves Thoughts. Right Here, With Much More Content Material And With Proportions Able To Relocating Us. I’m Additionally Reminded Of Giorgio De Chirico, The Italian Surrealist Painter, Together With His Collection “The Enigma Of A Day” That A Few Of Us Carry In Our Hearts. However, Romano And De Chirico Apart, The Work Of The Very Younger Sevillian Architect Pablo Millán Is Of The Very Best Order. It Transmits To Us The Spirit Of The Verse With Which I Began This Writing. Serenity, Magnificence, Gentle, Divine Music. And, As Soon As Once More, Depicted Within The Very Correct Photographs Of Javier Callejas". Alberto Campo Baeza.
Clients:Parroquia De Nuestra Señora De La Asunción De Porcuna. Obispado De Jaén. Engineering : Javier Bengoa Díaz. Collaborators : Javer Serrano Terrones; Inmaculada Cervera Montilla; Simona Belmondo; Javier Muñoz Godino.