Client : Monifieth Parish Church
Location : Monifieth, near Dundee
Value : £2.2m
Completion Date : August 2019
Winner of Dundee Institute of Architects, Supreme Award 2019
Winner of DIA Best Commercial Non-Domestic Project 2019
Winner of DIA Best Use of Stone 2019
Winner of DIA Best Use of Timber 2019
Commendation for DIA Best Interior 2019
Shortlisted for best public building at the Scottish Design Awards 2020
Shortlisted for EAA Ambassador Award 2020
Civic Trust 2021, Regional Finalist (Scotland)
Shortlisted and Highly Commended for the 2021 Presidents’ Award from the Ecclesiastic Architects and Surveyors Association and the National Churches Trust
Monifieth Parish Church has taken the bold decision to build a new church rather than refurbish one of the three existing churches they use.
The opportunity to create a distinct home for the congregation that meets their needs now and into the future, overrides any sensitivities about their traditional buildings that are simply no longer fit for purpose.
The site for the project is on the High Street in the middle of Monifieth and with such a prime location, is intended to increase links with the local community and provide open doors to modern public spaces and facilities.
Although the accommodation brief is modest, flexibility of use and careful subdivision are intended to maximise the use of the different spaces and encourage new activities to be added to the calendar of use.
The church were looking to build a modern building for the 21st Century that is comfortable, accessible and inclusive, acknowledging the need to bring along a new generation of church members.
Photography Credits to Keith Hunter.
Monifieth Church was recently covered in Architecture Today’s May Issue and posted to their website in late April. Find the links below.
Life and Work
Monifieth Church was also covered in Architecture Today’s June Issue. Find the link to the digital issue below.
2020 Architecture Scotland Annual
Most recently, Monifieth was also featured in the 2020 Architecture Scotland Annual in Urban Realm Magazine