The competition to design the cathedral attracted over a 100 entries, including from a 22-year old architect.
The result of a competition which attracted over 100 entries, including a scheme by C.R. Mackintosh, Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral was designed by a 22-year old Giles Gilbert Scott, taking 76 years to be finally completed. Scott’s inexperience lead the cathedral committee to appoint the veteran G.F Bodley as co-architect but the pair’s relationship was turbulent and almost led to Scott’s resignation prior to Bodley’s death in 1907.
Essentially built in the Gothic tradition, the cathedral incorporates elements of Monumental Modernism and Mackintosh’s proposed design. The theatrical nave bridge frames the view from the entrance and delays the revelation of the towering central space.
Image: Photograph of the Dulverton Bridge, Liverpool Cathedral, St James's Mount, Liverpool, England, taken in 1961
Architect: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960)
Photographer: Elsam Mann & Cooper
Credit: RIBA Collections
Article by Justine Sambrook, RIBA
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