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Morningside Parish Church in Edinburgh

Lothian Religious Building Development design by LDN Architects

post updated 10 January 2022 ; 1 Jun 2011

Morningside Church

A single storey extension of a large B listed Church in Morningside, Edinburgh to form new multi-functional spaces for use by the congregation and wider community. Bright airy naturally ventilated meeting spaces have been integrated on the existing site improving the accessibility of the church and providing parishioners with a more flexible building fit for 21st century worship and community events.

Church in Morningside Morningside Church Church in Morningside Building Morningside Church Building
images : LDN Architects

Morningside Parish Church

A new entrance is located on the west facade and leads to a fully glazed welcome area which acts as an ancillary space to the main multi-functional room. This flexible space naturally divides into three spaces using sliding screens and is top lit by three large rooflights incorporated into the distinctive section of the building.

A continuous storage wall extends the whole length of the spaces. Each room is provided with natural stack ventilation using louvres incorporated into the top of the roof pitches. The building aims to touch the existing building as lightly as possible; the multi-functional room is held off the south facade of the existing church by the main spinal corridor which has a glazed roof. The welcome area opens onto a outside terrace to extend the use of the main spaces out into the landscape.

In conjunction with the new accommodation the existing hall has been carefully refurbished and support accommodation created to serve the new recreational spaces. A new connection is made between the nave and the circulation space by adapting the south transept of the church.

Morningside Church design : LDN Architects

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Edinburgh Church Buildings

Morningside House

Another Edinburgh religious building project by LDN Architects:

St Marys Catholic Cathedral redevelopment
St Marys Metropolitan Cathedral Edinburgh
photograph : Keith Hunter
St Marys Catholic Cathedral

Another Edinburgh religious building project by LDN Architects:

Marchmont St.Giles Church extension
Marchmont building
photograph : Keith Hunter
Marchmont St Giles Church – also by LDN Architects : Marchmont St.Giles Church extension

Edinburgh Area Religious Buildings

Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel
photo courtesy of architects

St Peter’s Church
St Peter's Church interior
photograph : Keith Hunter

Canongate Kirk
Canongate Kirk
photograph © Adrian Welch

Tron Kirk
Tron Kirk Edinburgh
photograph © Adrian Welch

Morningside Road

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