Lions Gate Jamatkhana
North Vancouver, BC
PROJECT VALUE | $3 million PROJECT SIZE | 43,000 square feet
PROJECT SCOPE | A winner of multiple awards, including the Award of Distinction for Architecture in Interior Design from the District of North Vancouver, this facility is comprised of a prayer hall, ante-room, foyer, support space, classrooms, library, commercial kitchen, 3 squash courts, multipurpose hall with stage for performing arts, and special lighting for sports and social events.
UNIQUE FEATURES | The site of the project was actually a former tennis club. The exterior was wrapped in cedar lattice work ‘ribbons’. Built into the latticework are motifs reminiscent of Islamic art and architecture. These embellishments are brought forward while the structure itself appears to recede into the landscape. The portals take their cues from First Nations architecture.