John Knox Church
The John Knox Church demonstrates one way that we as a society can maximise the sustainable use of existing resources by re-purposing the building stock that we have inherited from previous users.
The adaptive reuse of our existing buildings also maintains an important connection with familiar things, enriching memory and place in a community. It is evidence of a social and cultural continuity that in turn encourages a variable mix of new and old, bringing balance to our urban environments.
WBa has not only conserved early building fabric: we have transformed it into a contemporary family dwelling with its polyphonic, ambiguous mix of function, utility, privacy and amenity.
Team: Peter Williams, Alison Freeman, Leila Allbrook
Photography: Sonia Mangiapane
Bayside Built Environment Award 2011
Best Heritage Renovation & Restoration
Bayside Built Environment Award 2015
Most Outstanding Contribution over the Past Decade