What’s behind the design of a church?

17 October 2018

ABC Sunshine Coast interviewed architect Phil Smith ahead of this weekend’s Sunshine Coast Open House.

Maroochydore’s Stella Maris Catholic Church is part of this year’s Open House programme and will be open to the public on Saturday, with self-guided tours, 11am to 4pm.

DR Associate Director, architect and urban designer Phil Smith talks here with Drive host Sheridan Stewart about the genesis of the church and its design.

DR was originally engaged to work collaboratively on a master plan for the site. The practice worked with Stella Maris and later with both the parish and aged care provider, St Vincent’s Care Services. The result is an innovative ‘care community’ which brings together a contemporary church alongside aged care and wellness facilities.

Click here for Phil’s interview, or visit sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au for more detail on this weekend’s Sunshine Coast Open House programme.