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ST. BUDOCK Community Hall

As described by the NDP (Neighbourhood Development Plan) by the Budock Parish Council, the parish covers a 967 he of undulating land. The client´s brief is very succinct and explicit in the desire that the new proposed building will be a statement to the glory of God and will not interfere with the views to the water.

Embedded within the site, St. Budock Community Hall becomes a modest representation of how the forces of nature combine to create balance and harmony. The Celtic Tree of Life and patterns become the my main conceptual inspiration as it is contextually relevant and spiritually inclusive with many religions. 

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The proposed building uses several green strategies to blend with its environment and to compensate for the development of the area. The aim is to provide more opportunities for rewilding than the ones previously present.


The proposed building is partially embedded in the site. 

Structurally, a timber frame structure is the main support for a wall with a render finish (under the Passivhaus standards). It is connected to a green roof which emerges from the west to the east following the site's topography for a minimal visual impact. The green roof is a walkable area that elevates the users to a higher view of the water and the church tower (3 mt above the current eye level).

One of the main features of the building is a central skylight featuring a Celtic pattern, the climax of the conceptual approach. This skylight provides most of the daylight through a tripled-glazed glass structure supported by hempcrete and timber columns that resemble the shape of trees - tested and experimented with through a sectional Tectonic study.

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