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DESTINY CHURCH

SMALL PROJECTS / PART 1

Architect: NORD Architecture

Cost: £50,000

The 1970s extension to the Grade B-Listed Shawlands Old Parish Church in Glasgow has been refurbished internally and externally. The architect used the limited budget 'to re-line the spaces rather than entirely refurbish them'.

Oak panels were added as a discrete layer allowing the existing space to be clearly read against the new insertions.

Black-cement cladding panels wrap the exterior, blocking off all windows. This allows the internal hall to function as a black-box environment for television production use, as requested by the client. Heavily insulated walls alleviate heat-loss problems through the extensive single-glazed windows. A strategy was developed to define the entrance and circulation, creating a new illuminated entranceway, which clearly identifies the primary access to the church.

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