WESTPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH | BNIM
 

AWARDS
IIDA MID_AMERICA DESIGN AWARDS / GOLD AWARD_RENOVATION+RESTORATION / 2017
IIDA MID_AMERICA DESIGN AWARDS / JUDGE'S CHOICE / 2017
AIA KANSAS CITY / CITATION AWARD / EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE / 2016


 
 

THE PROJECT

DESIGN ARCHITECT
    
BNIM
CLIENT                                  
    WESTPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CONTRACTOR                       
    AL HUBER
CIVIL ENGINEER                    
    KAW VALLEY ENGINEERING
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER    
    BOB D. CAMPBELL & CO
MECHANICAL ENGINEER  
    HENDERSON ENGINEERS

                     
 

    

LOCATION             
   
KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
SQUARE FOOTAGE
    27,000  
PHOTOGRAPHY
   BNIM
    
    
                                                    
                                                    

 

THE STORY

Constructed in 1905, the 27,000 square foot, multi-story church stood as a symbol of fellowship and community. In 2011, a catastrophic fire destroyed a majority of its roof, interior structure, and finishes, leaving only the exterior limestone shell.Rising from the ruins is a new church that creates a stronger community presence while acknowledging the congregation’s rich history. Delicately sited in and around the rough-cut stone walls, the new church is a complementary contrast to the original Romanesque Revival building.


The parti is organized around the historic tower, reimagined as a two-story volume with views of the sky through clerestory glazing. The new spaces include a sanctuary, chapel, gathering space, fellowship room, multi-purpose room, administrative offices and office space, which will be leased to a local non-profit. A "storefront" space is located at street level, allowing the church to extend its ministry beyond the historic walls of the sanctuary.

 

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