Lynn University's Snyder Sanctuary utilized the tilt-up construction method to a achieve a timely constructed, durable structure for spiritual refuge and interfaith worship. Representing one of the most unique and innovative uses of tilt-up, the wall panels follow a spiral pattern calling to mind a labyrinth design, which is found in numerous spiral forms in nature. The structure's design includes 50-foot-tall tilt-up panels of various thicknesses and angles forming the sanctuary's space. Each wall panel leans considerably into the immediate adjacent panel, connecting to each other, and together forming a strong, stable structure. Architectural appointments include glass openings between the angular panels where light enters the sanctuary space. From an exterior vantage point, the ingenuity of the tilt-up design offers differing angles and thicknesses, flaring to create unusual shadowing of light that also changes with the sun's movement. Snyder Sanctuary is a notable example of a smaller tilt-up structure incorporating large, heavy individual panels weighing up to 240,000 pounds.
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