|San Giuseppe Artigiano a Via Tiburtina|
|English name:||St Joseph the Worker on the Tiburtine Way|
|Address:||Largo San Giuseppe Artignano 15|
San Giuseppe Artigiano a Via Tiburtina is a modern parish church at Largo San Giuseppe Artigiano 15, in the suburb of Portonaccio to the south-east of the Tiburtina train station. This is part of the Collatino district.
The was designed by Monaco and Barbaliscia, and completed in 1958. It is a low building, with a flat roof and exterior walls in red on a rather complex plan. There are three geometric units in order along the major axis from the entrance. Firstly, a rectangle which is almost a square. This contains an interior courtyard or atrium, with wings on either side. Secondly, a transverse rectangle with the exterior walls slightly bowed. Finally, at the altar there is a pentagonal unit created by having two walls meeting at an angle behind the altar and which has its side walls straight.
Over the entrance to the courtyard is a large triangular canopy created by having two white concrete slabs lean against each other, with their footings on the flat roofs of the wings either side of the courtyard.
The church is set back from the road. Near the gate from the latter is the campanile, if it can be called that; the bells hang from what looks like a child's climbing frame in two dimensions.
There are important surrealist mural paintings either side of the altar by Agostino De Romanis, executed in 1987 and depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments.