Wood Award, Highly Commended

St Paul's with St Mark's Church, Bow, London | Matthew Lloyd Architects

Matthew Lloyd Architects was appointed by the PCC of St Paul with St Mark Old Ford to be architects for its 'New Heart for Bow' community project, revitilising a derelict Victorian church, enabling it to contribute to and thrive within the diverse community it serves. The finished design is a model of multi-tasking, delivering a mixed-use building which includes an art gallery and project room, gym, physical therapy and counselling rooms, a small community hall, a creche, a cafe, an office, and even a sauna. The central feature is the art gallery, in the shape of a boat, or ark, built of tulipwood supported on curving steel columns. 

Source: Matthew Lloyd Architects