|KOREAN CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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Located in Surrey on a
dramatic sloped site, the Korean Central Presbyterian Church blends a
contemporary design style with traditional Korean architecture.
The design called for a three-storey building, with distinct
uses for each floor. The Worship Space and Administration wing are located
on the main floor, centre focus of church activity. Meeting Rooms, Worship
Area balcony & storage take up the upper Mezzanine. A fellowship hall,
The interior is uncluttered; elegant in its simplicity. The Worship Area walls are finished in a cool white colour. A skylight over the Podium acts as a conduit for natural light, focusing attention to the Altar. Indirect valance lighting spans the sides, flooding the ceiling with a muted, somber light.
The exterior of the building is dominated by a ridge beam
that traverses the roof, ending in a gigantic 60 foot cross. Cedar trellises
to the sides provide
The church is the first of its kind in BC to be built by and for the Korean community.