The award winning Chapel of Saint Albert the Great was built for the University Chaplaincy and friary for The Order of Preachers, replacing the old chapel in the townhouses. Four tree-like Corten Steel columns support a curved, oak-lined timber roof. A thick masonry wall interprets the historic boundary between the townhouses and provides a solid mass and weight to the building form. Angled windows focus attention towards the sanctuary, providing only oblique views of the garden. The west wall behind the sanctuary is glazed and connects the chapel with the garden and the changing seasons, which plays an important part in the worship calendar.
The Chapel of St. Albert the Great
23-24 George Sqaure
City of Edinburgh
The Dominican Council as Trustees of the English Province of the Order of Preachers
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