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Soul Sanctuary Church

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Status: Completed 2014

This 34,000 square foot complex features a new gathering space for worship which doubles as a community gymnasium, as well as three oversized classrooms and an open gathering space which flows out of the building's double-height, light-filled central atrium.
The church's downplayed and simplified utilitarian aesthetic architecturally embodies Soul Sanctuary's mission of maintaining certain “core” spiritual beliefs while liberating itself to embrace diversity in “non-core” doctrines among its membership. The building's language reflects this approach by embracing a non-defined form, deliberately eliminating architectural embellishment and reducing itself to its most essential parts.