The brief was to secure planning approval for a Gospel hall on a piece of land outside the settlement boundaries. This is a challenging task at the best of times, but even more so in this case where it is on open view from many vantage points.
The normal halls built are distinctive, in this case a new radical approach and design was used. I have used a contemporary approach using curved steel roofing with steel, wood and stone cladding to the walls.
Minimal openings are required with a distinct entrance into the building in glass formed under a curved lower roof area. Very large overhangs have also been designed into the building for both visual look and function.
The clients took on board the different approach with its distinct design winning over the local Planning authority.