St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish Church

The conceptual design for the new building involved a worship space, a community hall and ancillary spaces such as offices and meeting rooms. The exterior tilt-up concrete panels forming the worship area were situated with 5-foot vertical gaps that were filled with colored glass windows. To enhance the visual appeal of the space, a sloping ceiling was suspended from the roof. The exterior of the building, in addition to the vertical-height glazing between tilt-up concrete panels, is adorned with architectural reveals in the forms of trees. The community hall was adorned with a formliner that simulated the grain of wood siding between the exterior windows. Due to exposed concrete on the interior of the panels, a significant amount of electrical and communications conduit had to be installed in the panels, which was a significant challenge.

Erecting the tilt-up panels was difficult due to the amount of exterior wall panels needing to fit in a relatively small footprint. The worship area had panels as high as 40-feet tall while the ancillary spaces and community hall were of various heights. One feature that complicated the erection was a spandrel panel that formed a wide opening for entry into the worship area.

 
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Project Location

Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 0N2
Canada

Project Images

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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Worship
Building Types:
Church
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Angled Panels (Elevation-Edge/Shape)
Formliner
Reveals
Insulation:
Sandwich Panel (Non-Composite)
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
1
Number of Panels:
0 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
10,265 sq ft (954 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
12,674 sq ft (1,177 sq m)
Project Footprint:
12,674 sq ft (1,177 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
39 ft 10 in (12.14 m)
Widest Panel:
38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
Largest Panel:
601 sq ft (55.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
92,178 lbs (41,811 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
24 ft 11 in (7.59 m)