Church of San Francesco al Prato

Perugia

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Church of San Francesco al Prato

The Church of San Francesco al Prato is a historic building of great importance located in Perugia, in the square of the same name. Dating back to the 13th century, this deconsecrated church has been transformed into an auditorium, while keeping its historical and artistic charm intact.

The church was one of the most important buildings in the history of Perugia, acting as a treasure chest for works of art of inestimable value, such as the Baglioni Altarpiece, now preserved elsewhere. The architecture of the church and its decorations reflect the different stylistic influences that have occurred over the eight centuries since its foundation.

Today, the Church of San Francesco al Prato is a place of culture and meeting, used as an auditorium and space for events. The site continues to play a significant role in the cultural life of the city, hosting concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events

Work Details

Client

Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities Regional Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Umbria

Location

Perugia

Interventions

The works are based on the conservation of the current image of the monument, characterized by the architectural ruins of the apse, where elements of the history of architecture intersect with the recent ones of the structural consolidation intervention.

The project for the recovery of San Francesco al Prato combines the care of the architectural study with the in-depth analysis of the technological and acoustic aspects, in order to transform a precious “non-place” inherited from medieval Perugia into an auditorium and conference center.

By maximizing its performance flexibility, we intend to create a “musical box” that lends itself to hosting events linked not only to music, but also to theatre, entertainment and conferences, allowing the ancient complex to return, albeit touching different notes , to excite its users.

Type of Intervention

Work
Category

The combination of different realities such as heritage and professionalism, entrepreneurial skills and dynamism places TECNORES S.r.l. General Construction Company among the leading companies in the sector.

  • Archeology

  • Design

  • Maintenance

  • Restoration