CNA Newsroom, Oct 3, 2022 / 14:01 pm
He reignited the dazzling colors, details, and diversity of the Middle Ages with his buildings. Now, his design of a Catholic church that brings to life this legacy — St. Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham, U.K. — is to be restored and brought back to life.
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin famously worked on iconic buildings such as London’s clock tower — which houses “Big Ben” — and the Houses of Parliament. At Nottingham Cathedral, built in the 1840s, Pugin pioneered a revival of the grand tradition of medieval architecture known as Gothic Revival.
With the support of money from British lottery players, the Restoring Pugin project aims to revive this heritage in England’s East Midlands in the heart of Nottingham city centre on busy Derby Road.