The brief for the redevelopment of the existing church site was to replace one of the three church halls that is in disrepair, provide clear entry locations, rework and augment existing circulation and allow for covered outdoor activity space. The design proposal was to achieve the brief while also providing a coherent design language across a site that was home to a collection of disparate buildings of various styles and substance.
With the creation of a more fluid, integrated design approach, a new hall will replace the central hall and will be serviced solely by the refurbished existing entry. A new, flat roof connecting structure will provide a second entry and service the two remaining smaller halls. The refurbishment to the existing entry, in keeping with the new entry, will ensure the language of these two entry points is clear and consistent. The flat roof, with exaggerated projecting eaves, will provide visual relief and accentuate the dominant pitched roof forms while providing the practicality of a sheltered entry point.
Good design at an urban scale is often about visual rhythm and clarity of built form. In this case, it is created by the alternation of forms and volumes that allow the collective buildings to remain sympathetic to the predominantly detached streetscape highlighting the roofline topography.
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