Stella Maris Church

Project Team
Architect: Deicke Richards
Engineer: ADG Engineering
Builder: Badge Constructions
Project Manager: KHA Project Management

Beam 17

The Stella Maris Church in Maroochydore, Queensland embodies the Sunshine Coast environment – from the light-coloured materials and relaxed aesthetic to the incredible control of natural light and locally-crafted design details.

The design of the church responds expressively to its subtropical coastal location, with the interior skirted by generous and deeply shaded space. Marble and brass sanctuary items are set against a light and uplifting interior palette of polished concrete, ply and timber.

Beam 17 Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) was specifically selected for its light colour and aesthetics while achieving cost efficiencies also.

The Stella Maris Church was delivered on budget one month ahead of schedule and sequencing of the construction timeline was key. The structural timber elements aligned perfectly to the steel base connections installed during the concrete pour. There was no need to re-drill any of the elements, every nut and bolt matched precisely.

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