THAMESIDE CHURCH

This 4,500 square foot community spiritual center located on the banks of the Thames River serves the diverse residents of the East Side of London. Designed to accommodate a variety of organized groups and individual visitors, including elderly and youth populations of the area; the design incorporates a means for experiencing the building and its functions from the inside as well as through a series of exterior spaces. The church architecture features a worship space with seating for 1,200 and a multi-purpose fellowship hall.  Three-quarters of the exterior skin was made of translucent stone panels mounted on a steel frame allowing the building to glow like a lantern on the river at night.