Chiesa Madre is a church designed in 1972 by the urban planner architect Ludovico Quaroni, on the occasion of the reconstruction of Gibellina Nuova following the horrific Belice's earthquake in 1968 which completely destroyed the old city.
The appearance of the project reminds the utopian architectures idealized by Louis Boullée and Nicolas Ledoux. A giant sphere grafted into a parallelepiped.
This strong and controversial architecture express well the idea of a project that embraces equally all creeds and religions.
The church looks like a landed spaceship that reminds us the vastity of things that we still need to discover outside our Earth.
The constructions start on 1985 and only after a long and troubled period the church has been consecrated and completed in 2010.