Design Awards 2011
St Andrews Cathedral
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Winner: Design Award
The purpose of the works was twofold: The fabric of the existing Cathedral building required conservation and repair to ensure its long-term integrity for the future. Secondly, the Cathedral was not large enough to fulfil its intended purpose as the principal church of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the seat of its Archbishop.
A full programme of conservation has been undertaken on the building and stained glass as part of the project. A rich bold colour scheme including much gold leaf has been introduced based upon the colours within the stained glass windows.
The external enclosing elements of a new cloister has been constructed to the South East of the existing Cathedral. The formation of the cloister, will in the future, provide a flexible multipurpose space or series of spaces that increase the Cathedral’s potential as an appropriate social, exhibition, conference and educational building.