All Souls Church

The All Souls Anglican Church located on the corner of Papanui Road and Church Lane in Merivale was completed in late 2019. The new church was built on the site to replace the former church which was lost during the Christchurch Earthquakes.

The project consisted of a raft foundation, steel and LVL frame, terracotta cladding, light weight steel roofing, aluminium joinery and many other elements. The construction of this new facility was led by our Project Manager Neville Magee.

The project was recently awarded a 2020 Canterbury Architecture Award for Public Architecture. Below is the extract from the awards.

“The simplicity of the monochromatic form gives the architecture its power to command its corner site. Rising towards busy Papanui Road in one long, elegant monopitch, the white church beckons pedestrians down the residential side street towards the main entry marked by the central chapel – a vertical cone sitting alongside the tapering, horizontal form. The understated north-facing plaza at the main entry affords glimpses through the building to beautiful garden spaces, inviting passers-by as well as the church community to linger, connect and participate. Creatively rehoused, the original stained-glass windows, recovered from St. Mary’s and St. Matthew’s churches, are brought together and arranged around the glazed sides of the tapering chapel cone. This intimate space is a wonderful place for contemplation.”

The below link will take you to the awards publication:!

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