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Architecture
The Dives in Misericordia Church
Designed by American architect Richard Meier, the Dives in Misericordia Church project won the international award of the Archdiocese of Rome. The simple yet impressive design of the church features three white concrete sails and successfully merges sacred spaces and a large, lively outdoor area. The church, symbol of the Jubilee, was built in the Tor Tre Teste neighbourhood and gave new energy and cultural life to this suburban city area.

Serving as the main technical sponsor of the project, Italcementi assisted the construction by supplying high-tech, innovative building materials, notably the new TX Active® white cement. Italcementi also analysed the concrete mix and provided continuous supervision during construction.

Such a highly prestigious and symbolic structure called for the use of an extraordinary concrete with high strength and durability. It is also characterized by an unparalleled and time-enduring white color, thanks to the self-cleaning properties of the finished surfaces.TX Active® is the result of this first experimental application after years of research and experimentation.
The active principle contributes to pollution reduction and keeps the desired look of architectural structures unchanged over time. 

The Church was consecrated in October 2003. Pope Benedict XVI visited it in March 2006.

The sentence

We are very excited to have been part of such a significant project as the Dives in Misericordia Church, for the artistic value of the building and for the Tor Tre Teste neighbourhood and parish that finally have a church and a welcoming place.
(Carlo Pesenti - ItalcementiCEO)

 Four questions on the Dives in Misericordia Church answered by Carlo Pesenti, Italcementi's CEO 

Media Kit

 Brochure ITA/FR
 Brochure ITA/ENG
 Record sails 
 Italcementi's challenges
 Stages of implementation of the church 
 Herald Tribune
   (23-11-2006)
 The New York Times 
 (28-11-2006)
  Advertising

Other documents
 Image Gallery
 Film on the different
construction phases
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