OF THE HOLY CROSS, ROSTREVOR
located in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'
cost £1.7 million
a community of 12 monks
guest accommodation, seminar room and separate oratory
plan includes the traditional monastic elements of church,
refectory, chapter room and cells and presents the church
as the threshold between public and private. The interior
of the church is inspired by a nearby knoll. Columns
represent the trunks of trees and the ceiling design
the canopy of leaves - a worship space at one with nature.