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Meridian Arch Condominiums
Indianapolis, Indiana

The project consists of two buildings, one of which is a historic church and another that is entirely new construction. The owner and architect have worked closely with the Indiana Historic Preservation Commission to overcome the difficulties of the conversion of the church by preserving what is essential to the history and providing what is necessary for the future. The majority of the existing church was demolished with the sanctuary being the only portion of the original church to remain. The sanctuary’s detailed interior vaults, medallions and other plasterwork became features in the new condominium homes. The demolished portion of the building was replaced with new construction designed to complement and complement-by-contrast the remaining turrets and sanctuary walls in scale, rhythm and material. The new constructed building has a contemporary corner turret with exposed open steel frame top. The open steel framed top on the new turret acts as an architectural reference for the removal of the existing church’s turret steeples. There are a total of 75 condominiums within the project which fill four levels above two levels of indoor parking; one at grade and one below grade.
 

Awards:

2008 Merit Award, Downtown Development, A Monumental Affair
2008 Merit Award, Innovative Reuse, A Monumental Affair

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