Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London Wooden Building

Wooden Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London, Interior Design and Architecture, Architect, Images

Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London

Wooden Religious Building in South East England, UK – design by Spheron Architects

30 Nov 2018

This unusual small building in southern England is one of the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Day Two Winners

30 Jun 2018
Belarusian Memorial Chapel Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival 2018 Awards

Belarusian Memorial Chapel London is one of 536 shortlisted entries across 81 countries:

World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Shortlist

11 Aug 2017

Belarusian Memorial Chapel Building

Design: Spheron Architects

Location: London, UK

Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London

This 70sqm project is the first wooden chapel to be built in London since the Great Fire of 1666.

Built for the Belarusian diaspora community in the UK, it is dedicated to the memory of victims of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London

Wooden Religious Building in South East England design by Spheron Architects
photos © Joakim Boren

Timber serves as a reminder of the loss of many wooden Belarusian settlements. A series of contemporary elements have been introduced to the basic traditional form, such as the undulating timber frill of the flank walls which enlivens the exterior.

Wooden Religious Building in London design by Spheron Architects

Belarusian Memorial Chapel London
photos © Ioana Marinescu

The principal structure uses Douglas Fir, chosen for its appearance, reduced drying shrinkage and ability to yield very large structural sections.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel building in London

London Memorial Chapel building design by Spheron Architects
photographs © Hélène Binet

The frame was fabricated and erected to an exacting tolerance of 2mm in order to accurately interface with the Radiata Pine CLT panels.  All timber is self-finished and external timbers will weather naturally. The overall appearance is of a wholly timber-made building.

Wooden Religious Building in London area

Wooden Religious Building in England
photos © Hélène Binet

Belarusian Memorial Chapel London – Building Information

Location: London
Architect: Spheron Architects
Client: The Holy See of Rome
Structural Engineer: Timberwright Ltd
Environmental/M&E Engineer: Arup
Joinery Company: T Clark & Co Joinery Ltd
Quantity Surveyor/Cost Consultant: Change Project Consulting
Wood Supplier: Egoin UK, East Bros Timber Ltd
Wood Species: British & Canadian Douglas Fir, Spanish Radiata Pine, Canadian Western Red Cedar

Belarusian Memorial Chapel building in London

Belarusian Memorial Chapel building in London
photos © Hélène Binet

Wooden Religious Building in London by Spheron Architects images / information received from Wood Awards

Spheron Architects
Address: Clapham North Art Centre, 26-32 Voltaire Rd, London SW4 6DH, UK
Phone:+44 20 7617 7046

Location: Clapham North Art Centre, 26-32 Voltaire Rd, London, SW4 6DH, England, UK




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