Stanhope Anglican Church, Stanhope Gardens, NSW
Striking peaked vaults form the shape of this modern place of worship for the growing Anglican Church community in Stanhope Gardens.
Soaring triangular walls shaped from patterned brickwork and glazing create a commanding facade for this new place of worship in Sydney’s northwest. The recently completed Stanhope Anglican Church occupies a prominent corner site in the growing residential suburb of Stanhope Gardens.
The large triangular architectural elements shaped by the glazing, brickwork and roof lines at either end of the venue are home to a spacious multipurpose auditorium with an adjacent foyer and hub community area. As well as regular church services, the facility will be used to extend the congregation’s community activities to cater for the increasing number of families, children and youth living in the developing residential suburb.
The peaked facades of the building feature lattice brickwork in combination with Alspec window and door framing solutions shaped to fit the angular dimensions. Products used include fixed glazing panels and a series of entry/exit doors which enclose both ends of the building, emphasising natural light while keeping the venue secure and well insulated.
In constructing patterned brickwork in front of the windows, a glazing solution was required which would allow easy access for cleaning. Alspec’s Swan Evo 45mm Commercial Doors were installed, which provide the necessary access for cleaning, while maintaining a secure and energy efficient barrier when closed. Swan Evo doors are a popular Alspec product for both residential and commercial builds, being a hard-wearing door with robust construction which can accommodate panels up to 3m high. The doors can be configured in hinged, sliding or pivoted options as needed, and accept either single glazing 6mm-13.5mm or double glazing 18mm- 28mm.
The Swan Evo doors tie in well with the Hunter Evo 150mm flush Glazed framing which was selected for the fixed glazed portions of the building. Hunter Evo framing is easy to fabricate and install and integrates with the full range of Alspec products. It will add to the building’s energy performance credentials and provide enhanced all-weather performance qualities thanks to self-draining sub sills which prevent water ingress.
Project Name: Stanhope Anglican Church
Project Address: Stanhope Parkway Lot 701, Stanhope Gardens, NSW
Architect: Silvester Fuller
Builder: Reitsma Constructions
Fabricator: A J Aluminium
Applied Finish: Electro Medium Bronze (906-8183K)
Photography: Vashner Muhi