L’Arche Dayspring Chapel

Part of an overall master plan proposal for the property, the Dayspring Chapel is the result of an intense community effort to create a new spiritual centre for the international, non-denominational L’Arche organization. The Chapel’s Sanctuary seats 200 people, and contains a smaller chapel for more intimate gatherings.

Buffering the quiet spaces of the Sanctuary from Yonge Street is a service wing which provides the main entry into the building and includes a publications and reading room, a small kitchen, offices, and a multi-purpose room that overlooks the pond. At the request of L’Arche, the design incorporates wood in a number of ways including the primary structural frame of the building.

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Richmond Hill, Ontario

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