GRACE BIBLE CHURCHCAMBRIDGE ONTARIO
Often such factors as minimum cost, volunteer labour and limited material selection become the dominant aspects of a project's feasibility and design. In the case of Grace Bible Church, any architectural expression or use of more durable and attractive materials clearly became subordinate to these factors. Even with these limitations imposed, the vernacular expression of this simple church building accommodates some basic architectural principles that enhance its function and user experience. Tall windows on the east and west walls provide cross ventilation and the even distribution of natural light. The building and several of its common-space windows are positioned close to the street in order to address the suburban context. In this way passers-by and neighbours are engaged by the building's presence within the neighbourhood realm. As a result, on Sundays, weather permitting, the windows are open at Grace Bible Church and the singing of hymns can be heard on the street. The plan is functional and compact eliminating as much circulation space as possible in favour of tandem spaces. The result is the efficient and pleasant accommodation of approximately 175 people each Sunday service.
||Religious Building / Community Center
||Architecture / Interiors / Landscape
||8,000 sq ft approx