"deliberately complex in terms of geometry. The intention is to achieve a sense of celebration"
Civic Trust Award (Commendation)
The parish church of Our Lady and St George, Walthamstow, was destroyed by fire in April 1993. The Practice was appointed as architects for a new building.
The design is innovative in both terms of the liturgy and environmental control. The spire, which stands above the baptismal font, is used as a device to induce passive ventilation.
The design for the church is deliberately complex in terms of geometry. The intention is to achieve a sense of celebration without recourse to decoration, and to provide an environment in which both joyful and reflective worship have a place.
The liturgical furniture for Our Lady & St George was also designed by Inkpen Downie, and we co-ordinated the commissioning of artworks and new glass.