Freedom Bath+Bristol have submitted a planning application for a new 500 seat auditorium. To be located at the Freedom House site in Bath, the new facility will provide a home for the Church’s congregations, activities and wide range of community based projects.
The church wanted a building which would enable them to offer a warm welcome and inclusive place for gathering; an accurate expression of their identity and ethos.
To represent their more contemporary church congregation we avoided traditional ecclesiastical motifs in our proposals. Instead we interpreted the design brief taking a modern approach, while also remaining sensitive to the surrounding architecture in a World Heritage city. Bronze colour rain screen cladding creates a functional environment, and carefully integrates the building into its historic surroundings.
This new facility will also be used by the charity The Trauma Recovery Centre; providing invaluable support for vulnerable children and young people.