The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

Community & Education

The Salvation Army Christchurch City Worship and Community Centre in Colombo Street centralises the various City Corp's functions into one purpose built complex. It consists of a worship hall, offices, meeting rooms and a sports hall.

The different spaces have been positioned around a cross that was laid out on the site in plan and forms the major circulation through the development.

A few words from our clients:

" ... Dalman Architects produced a very functional and attractive design. The Building is the flagship for The Salvation Army in the South Island. ...

"One of Dalman’s strengths is their communication. They listened deeply and explained things in such ways that lay people like me could understand. The confidence I received from them meant that I could ask simple questions and they always responded with patience and grace.

"We have ended up with a great design which is both stylish and practical.

"Words that I would use to describe the team at Dalmans would be; approachable, kind, respectful, knowledgeable, friendly, creative and practical."

Alister Irwin (Major), Corps Officer, The Salvation Army


" ... The Dalman team were able to design an iconic building that was very attractive to the eye but also providing functionality of space that was flexible and multi-purpose yet still with a sense of specific detail especially in the worship area. This was part of the brief.

The team worked hard to reduce costs when required without compromising the major design features that made the design iconic and functional. At all times the team were open to ideas and requested changes and were always available when needed having open lines of communication with our whole team at all times. Out meetings with them were well organised and they were always able to meet all deadlines efficiently.

The Dalman Architects team were a pleasure to work with always having a servant heart.

We always felt valued as a client and I would recommended them without hesitation.”

Clive Nicolson, Major, The Salvation Army
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