A place in the city, disconnected from the city, connected to its history, disconnected from its beliefs.
The chapel of San Filippo Neri is a space with potential. Getting rid of all religious symbols, the chapel is emptied, as it has been done in the past. New materials and openings emphasize its spatial qualities. Outside the decoration and ornament is kept. Therefore the access is relocated, changing the perception of the space in relation to its representation and structure.
A perimeter wall is added to the remaining wall to define the urban surrounding, restoring Via Giulia on one side and completing the piazzetta on the other side. The wall contains a building with all necessary functions as well as it forms an intimate patio, which serves as an atrium. The entrances to the patio are in an aligned sequence to the new park, giving it a public relation despite its introverted character.