Nora Parish House
This is the winner of a Diploma.
The first new building in 30 years in the centre of an historical town of Nora, which fits well with the cultural historical environment. The intention for the new building was to accommodate many functions – to provide an assembly hall for 150 people and a space for religious education, all while still fitting into the town’s small-scale environment.
The building is typical of Nora, a wooden construction painted in ochre, where traditional materials have been used and the scale of the town respected, all while having a modern asymmetrical design. The town won a Europa Nostra Award in 1993 for its well preserved townscape.
“For the exemplary architectural methods used for fitting a new structure into Nora’s old wooden townscape”