Our Lady of Kapiti church wins at architecture awards

Honoured at the Te Kāhui Whaihanga Architecture Awards at the Embassy Theatre earlier this month, our Lady of Kāpiti Parish Church by DLA Architects was one of the winners in the Public Architecture category.

The building collects and connects two Kāpiti parishes and three former churches under one roof with the design showing the parishes’ intention to play an inclusive and open role in the Kāpiti community.

Themes of openness and connectivity are shown inside where the central gathering space connects directly to both the smaller chapel and larger nave, allowing seamless flexibility.

“The team at DLA were thrilled to have their efforts recognised by receiving the award for Public Architecture,” DLA director Glenn Gardiner said.

“It was a splendid project to be involved in and was a huge team effort from the clients, consultants and building contractors, in creating the captivating building outcome for the Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish.

Source: NZ Herald

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