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Lumen URC

TKA was commissioned by members of the Regents Square United Reformed Church to redesign an existing 1960s church building to create a new church and community centre open to people of all faiths. The centre includes a new accessible entrance, a community cafe, a sacred space, church and three community spaces as well as ancillary accommodation. At the centre of the building is the conical sacred space rising up through the roof. The new ground floor extensions were constructed from sustainable laminated timber

A new garden has been created from the existing car park at the rear as a place of tranquility and calm. Extensive community consultation took place prior to submitting the planning application and a focused approach to sustainability was undertaken from the outset that included sustainable laminated timber construction.

Lumen was awarded an RIBA London Regional Award in 2009.


RIBA Regional Awards 2009 Winner
Best Building 5 Years On, Camden Business Awards 2013 Highly commended
ACE Award for Religious Architecture 2009 Commended

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site plan

ground floor plan

sacred space sketch

exploded axonometric sketch

section through cloister

prototype model