Chapel Street Centre

Chapel Street Centre

Community & Education

The design of the Chapel Street Centre emphasises its predominant function as a place of worship. It is open and inviting, and features simple timber detailing inside and out.

The corner tower window alludes to the spire that featured in the old church on the site.

Chapel Street Centre won an NZIA New Zealand Architecture National and Local Award for Public Architecture.


A few words from our client:

“Following the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, the Christchurch North Methodist Parish wanted to express elements of who we are and our Christian mission to the community in the design of our new facilities. Dalman Architecture responded to this challenge by designing a building that expresses the essence of being a church, open and transparent, inviting, practical and versatile. Our congregation is excited by this stunning design as it has exceeded our expectations in so many ways.”

Richard Chalken, Parish Council Convenor
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