The Church is often referred to as New Brutalist. Brutalism is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. The term originates from the French word for ‘raw’ in the term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material béton brut (raw concrete).
Examples are typically fortress-like, with a predominance of exposed concrete construction, and in the case of the ‘brick brutalists’, ruggedly combine detailed brickwork and concrete. There is often an emphasis on expressing in the whole-site architectural plan the main functions and people-flows of the buildings and creating an architectural image that communicates strength, functionality, and frank expression of materiality.