Due chiese

Two churches

This article explores the architectural significance of two churches in South Tyrol, focusing on projects by Othmar Barth and Arnold Gapp. The church of Sant’Andrea in Rasun di Sopra, designed by Barth, represents a harmonious synthesis of traditional and modern elements. Its asymmetric facade and independent roof reveal Barth’s approach to modernising ecclesiastical architecture. The church of Santa Caterina in Katharinaberg, designed by Gapp, incorporates an unusual mortuary chapel that is open to the surrounding landscape, suggesting a direct connection between sacred spaces and the natural environment. Both projects reflect on how architecture can engage with tradition and transform the sacred landscape into a more open and inclusive experience.