Completed in 2005 The Irving Memorial Chapel is a new private chapel in New Brunswick, Canada. The chapel stands in an established arboretum and next to an old Protestant burial ground which contains memorials to the many Scots families who emigrated to this part of Canada from south-west Scotland. The family and local community in Bouctouche have maintained strong links with their ancestral homeland and called upon Simpson & Brown's particular knowledge of traditional Scottish ecclesiastical architecture to help them build their new chapel.
The masonry and most of the interior details were drawn from Scottish precedent, although the joinery of the steeple could be interpreted as more ‘New World’ than ‘Old’. The chapel has an open timber roof, articulated by four enormous king post trusses which were turned on a giant lathe. The commission provided a wonderful opportunity to work on all elements of the building, from its overall form through to the detailed design of furniture, stained glass, panelling, custom-made ironmongery and embroidery. Acknowledgement should be given to Murray John Architects of London, who assisted with the design of the joinery elements.
|Project name:||Irving Memorial Chapel|
|Client name:||The Irving Family|
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