Pastoral Centre

The initial idea was to create a spiritual building which was private, a solid element carved out or punched to create light and privacy.
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. Three more public rooms are arranged around this inner sanctum, the end of which has an obscure glazed screen to provide privacy and allow a plays of light The last room is the priest’s room, which has its own private courtyard with obscure glass screen to the outside.

. Three more public rooms are arranged around this inner sanctum, the end of which has an obscure glazed screen to provide privacy and allow a plays of light The last room is the priest’s room, which has its own private courtyard with obscure glass screen to the outside.

All windows are kept flush except for the high level kitchen window to maintain the solid feel.

All windows are kept flush except for the high level kitchen window to maintain the solid feel.

All windows are kept flush except for the high level kitchen window to maintain the solid feel.

All windows are kept flush except for the high level kitchen window to maintain the solid feel.

Large timber pivot door signifies the centre is open. One enters into a lower entrance space before turning right into the taller entrance area. Open timber fins on the left allow for movement of light, the bench, with a window under allows for a place to sit and for those inside to see movement.

Large timber pivot door signifies the centre is open. One enters into a lower entrance space before turning right into the taller entrance area. Open timber fins on the left allow for movement of light, the bench, with a window under allows for a place to sit and for those inside to see movement.

Courtyards have obscure glass or are focused internally; openings with clear glass provide glimpses from within and from the outside, the main entrance, fully openable doors from the main hall for use in larger gatherings, the flush square window to the west to the large meeting room and the high level sky view window over the kitchen.

Courtyards have obscure glass or are focused internally; openings with clear glass provide glimpses from within and from the outside, the main entrance, fully openable doors from the main hall for use in larger gatherings, the flush square window to the west to the large meeting room and the high level sky view window over the kitchen.

Courtyards have obscure glass or are focused internally; openings with clear glass provide glimpses from within and from the outside, the main entrance, fully openable doors from the main hall for use in larger gatherings, the flush square window to the west to the large meeting room and the high level sky view window over the kitchen.

Courtyards have obscure glass or are focused internally; openings with clear glass provide glimpses from within and from the outside, the main entrance, fully openable doors from the main hall for use in larger gatherings, the flush square window to the west to the large meeting room and the high level sky view window over the kitchen.

To signify that the building is open a large timber pivot door is opened leading one into a low stone lined entry space with a simple bench for one to sit and gather.

To signify that the building is open a large timber pivot door is opened leading one into a low stone lined entry space with a simple bench for one to sit and gather.

To signify that the building is open a large timber pivot door is opened leading one into a low stone lined entry space with a simple bench for one to sit and gather.

To signify that the building is open a large timber pivot door is opened leading one into a low stone lined entry space with a simple bench for one to sit and gather.

To signify that the building is open a large timber pivot door is opened leading one into a low stone lined entry space with a simple bench for one to sit and gather.

To signify that the building is open a large timber pivot door is opened leading one into a low stone lined entry space with a simple bench for one to sit and gather.

All windows are kept flush except for the high level kitchen window to maintain the solid feel.

All windows are kept flush except for the high level kitchen window to maintain the solid feel.


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Flush window glazing:  ballyroan_pastoral_centre_box_architects_07

Flush window glazing: ballyroan_pastoral_centre_box_architects_07

timber element continues as an open set of fins to create an open yet enclosed transition entry space.

timber element continues as an open set of fins to create an open yet enclosed transition entry space.

The building materials are carefully limited to create a calm spiritual feeling, simple rendered walls, timber doors which one touches, stone floors and simple glazed screens affording views into the inner courtyards.

The building materials are carefully limited to create a calm spiritual feeling, simple rendered walls, timber doors which one touches, stone floors and simple glazed screens affording views into the inner courtyards.

The building materials are carefully limited to create a calm spiritual feeling, simple rendered walls, timber doors which one touches, stone floors and simple glazed screens affording views into the inner courtyards.

The building materials are carefully limited to create a calm spiritual feeling, simple rendered walls, timber doors which one touches, stone floors and simple glazed screens affording views into the inner courtyards.

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