1 HUGE SKYLIGHT CHURCH
José Hevia

Restoration of the old church of Corbera d’Ebre, Terra Alta, Tarragona

Ferran Vizoso Architecture as Architects

The main purpose of the work was to restore the public use of the old temple, transforming it in a new and secure multifunctional public room. But the challenge was to do it without changing its appearance, a great symbol and expression of the Spanish Civil War.


In the third phase of the works the structural consolidation was completed and a new transparent EFTE plastic roof was done. This new cover stops the deterioration of the construction, due to rain and wind, and greatly improves its habitability conditions. Then the people of Corbera will be able to use the space without worrying about the weather.


Since the beginning of the works one thing was clear, the restoration had to preserve the subtle balance in between nature and construction (exterior and interior) that all runes have. The perception of still being outside when "entering" in the old church had to be kept. The sun’s rays passing through the light weighted transparent cover, the air breezes and bird sounds crossing the high naves from all over and the sandy pavement made it possible. The result is a very original romantic scenario halfway in between in and out.

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