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.
Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 0N2
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