A visit to the incredible East Kilbride church regarded as a British brutalist masterpiece

From Glasgow Live – “[We] were left completely blown away by the sheer magnificence of the Gillespie, Kidd & Coia church, which was built between 1957 and 1964.

Claims it was “affectionately nicknamed ‘Fort Apache’ by the workies who built it” – which I have never heard before.

Quotes the Guardian article from 2019 which calls it “an architectural and spiritual outlier, a brooding, brutalist box, with thick brick walls, which aped the heft of medieval Caledonian castles”.

Compares it, strangely, to the Bhutanese prison Christian Bale’s Batman heads to in Batman Begins,┬ábut perhaps they are referring to the Pit in a Dark Knight Rises – similar brick work, at any rate:

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