ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
Location: Edmonton, AB
Type: Place of Worship
Status: Design Concept
In Collaboration with: FHA Inc.
The congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church currently meets in a historic brick church building. This charming building is no longer able to meet the demands of a growing community, St. Paul's has begun considering proposals for additions to the church. A successful architectural response must at once consider the prescriptive needs of the sacred and the dynamic requirements of future potentialities. The current proposals have investigated what it means to move from private to community spaces, from sacred to secular, and from past to present to future. Light, material, and scale are the three key elements in elevating the architecture to a place where heaven and earth meet.