EPA Manly Bellbowrie Community Church

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Project Profile

Utilising the welcoming space seven days a week are the members, guests and associated groups of the Bellbowrie Community Church.

Formerly known as Kenmore Community Church, this new house of worship was designed in accordance with strict green principles ensuring minimal impact on the site and its surrounding community; visually, acoustically and environmentally.

In response to the detailed blueprint, Kennedy’s supplied a range of timbers that worked in harmony with the surrounding green zone. Recycled Ironbark and Spotted Gum laid ground to the main entry, stair treads and risers and also provided the decking for the eastern veranda. Recycled hardwood boarding was applied to the centre stage floor and recycled hardwood battens to various gates, screens and external seats throughout the contemporary complex and grounds.

Embraced by the local community, Pastor Kevan Denny stated that “most people who visit the church for the first time comment about the richness of the recycled timber.”

Links:

· www.bellbowriecc.org.au
· www.studio39.com.au
· www.architecture.com.au

Awards

Recognised for its outstanding design by Studio 39, the church structure was honoured at the recent Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Brisbane Regional Awards, receiving commendations in the Public Architecture and Sustainable Building categories.

Timber Used

Recycled Ironbark and Spotted Gum