St John’s Church was sadly destroyed by fire in 2017. DCA and Fluid were approached St John’s Church was sadly destroyed by fire in 2017. DCA and Fluid were approached and collaborated on this design for the proposed new church build. Fluid completed the full building services design – including the hydraulic, mechanical and electrical. The new St Johns Church development will serve as a place of worship and recreation for Rotorua community members. The construction of a St Johns Church is to be a single-story structure with mezzanine comprising of an auditorium, office, kitchen, bathrooms and multipurpose function rooms. It has been designed to interact with and allow the community to use the new church for different activities and will also include a food bank and drop-in centre. Acoustics have been incorporated into the design and it also features a central hub with a kitchen that opens up into the rest of the building that includes offices and smaller rooms for church and community use. There is a remarkably high standard of finish required for this project with particular regard to the decorative façade, the heights and volumes of spaces with regards to prescriptive detailed interior finish schedules as well as coordinating audio-visual, lighting and acoustic requirements. We look forward to seeing the finished product Jan 2021.