Integration of stained-glass windows is the only evidence of the church within
London RIBA Regional Award 2019
Gatti Routh Rhodes Architects with Capital Architecture for Bethnal Green Mission Church / Thornsett Group
Contract value: £7.2m
Cost per m²: £3,429
This project offers a contemporary place for worship as well as two community halls, café, community kitchen, food bank stores, offices, 14 private apartments and a vicarage. Sale of the apartments provided the funding. The building is clad in a restrained palette of precast concrete grid with an infill of hand-laid brickwork. Changes in the window treatment and the integration of stained-glass windows is the only evidence of the church within. A very successful response to a complex brief.