Saint Teresa's, Possilpark

The creative re-use of the fantastic heritage of Scottish church buildings is an ongoing issue. St. Teresas remains a benchmark, although now more than 20 years old. The loss of an existing church hall and inability to rebuild a new one for the funds available provoked the Archdiocese of Glasgow together with the local Parish into thinking whether the nave of the church could be utilised whilst preserving the sanctity of a space for worship. The resulting single storey building-in-a-building using the timber from the removed pews and extruding the barrel form of the existing arched side aisles created a new forecourt to the main sanctuary whilst providing space for the more prosaic activities of the congregation.