The O, 2006

Vancouver; Religious (Sacred Space)

The O is a sacred space designed to accommodate various religions under one roof. The built form is inspired by the water lily, a plant widely considered a sacred symbol. The Stem of the O is a quiet prayers chapel anchored 30 feet into the sea. The lily pad is the grandiose heart of the building; it is an open space with operable partitions designed to accommodate various groups and its activities. At the center, a large 8-piece operable roof encourages daylight and views into the Pacific sky. Located off the coast of Vancouver, Canada, the O can be access via boat. Upon arrival, boats are parked in a secondary storage structure. This sacred santuary is a peaceful forum for religious and philosophical exchange.

 

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Illumination

Illumination

Boat Parking

Boat Parking

The main building and parking

The main building and parking

Computer Model

Computer Model

Closed Roof

Closed Roof

First Sketch

First Sketch

Open Roof

Open Roof

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