The people wanted this building to be experienced as a sacred space, a world of prayer and contemplative thought, a house of worship, celebration and sorrow, a place where the spiritual dimensions of life could be accessed and indulged. They wished for a building that would reflects the ethos, symbols and philosophy of Resurrection Parish.
▼园区入口，entrance of the park© parallax photography
▼教堂后部，the rare of the church © parallax photography
▼园区内部，新教堂前，inside the park, in front of the new church © parallax photography
▼教堂外观，church appearance © parallax photography
The Parish began in the seventies with revolutionary ideas of worship and assembly. Openness, transparency and willingness to engage with all, were original key principles that were to be carried into the new Resurrection Church. Conceptually the tectonic language of the building attempts to reflect this openness and transparency. Materials and details are raw and honest reflecting its construction process. The glass and steel front façade reveals all to the public world, yet once inside and within the massive Piza walls offers security and protection.
▼采用玻璃和钢铁材料制成的倾斜立面，inclined facade made of glass and steel © parallax photography
▼立面细部，facade details © parallax photography
The new church being much larger than the existing church attempts to scale itself down using adjunct structures and verandahs that bump and slide out of its larger body. The rusted iron cladding, both in form and colour resonate to the red brickwork and angular character of the existing church. The curved iron front facade reflect the same forms used at the entry to the existing church. Finally the unashamed transparency of the existing church is repeated in the new and by default includes the old church within the visual experience of the new, it includes and celebrates its presence.
▼从礼台看向教堂入口，view from the worship desk to the entrance of the church © parallax photography
▼灯火璀璨的礼堂大厅，the brightly lit auditorium hall © parallax photography
The main church axis runs east west aligning itself with the orientation of the resurrection coloured glass window in the existing church. A new resurrection glass above the entry narthex continues this tradition where by the parish congregation waits in the Easter morning darkness for the first beams of light to pierce the coloured glass and re-enact the Resurrection of Christ.
▼入口上方的彩色复活玻璃窗，the resurrection coloured glass window © parallax photography
Functionally both the people and clergy are content with all aspects of the building. All consultants successfully fed into the design and documentation process. Artists were used for glasswork and Liturgical furniture. Construction cost is around 3.3M ex GST. Many of the building elements, including Liturgical furniture, were constructed outside of the builders umbrella of trades and were closely supervised by the Architect. Sustainability is recognized in the buildings low maintenance cost and thermal stability through the extensive use of rammed earth on the north, south and west elevations and Coreten cladding.
▼圣台上方的光源，light source above the stage © parallax photography
▼礼拜器具，the liturgical furniture © parallax photography
▼细部，details © parallax photography
The project commenced in 2009 and has evolved and adjusted to its changing circumstances. The final outcome re-orchestrates the parish centre, the old and new Resurrection church towards a new focal point. It promotes and re-establishes a proud point for community to gather.
▼灯光透过立面涌向室外，lights flooded outdoors through the facade © parallax photography
▼夜幕时分，at night © parallax photography