Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects

Two opposing forces that interact for architecture of a monumental type

by Malcolm Clark
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One of the winning projects of the last edition of the RIBA Awards, for the category National South South East, was the Bishop Edward King Chapel, designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects in Oxford.

The first project idea was that of architecture designed by a centripetal force; later this intention was combined with the need to 'reach' the light, the sky.

The way in which these two forces with opposing characters interact has generated a particularly monumental character to the volumes that make up the building, as if the architecture wanted to contain as much light and air as possible.

The Bishop Edward King Chapel project is a sacred place for the meeting and assembly of a community and, at the same time, a place where the spirit can rise up towards the light.

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    Bishop Edward King Chapel

    Oxford / United Kingdom / 2012