Richmond, BC
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The Ling Yen Mountain Temple Society


Construction cost
5.0 million

Total Area
40,000 ft2







Designed for a Pure Land Buddhist Society, this temple complex was inspired by their namesake temple in the mountain of Central Taiwan.

Nestled on 2.5 acres of land in Richmond, the temple complex serves as a comprehensive worship and education facility. Parking and service functions occur at grade below a platform where the main buildings are located around a courtyard. The Buddha Hall, open to the public, is located at the entry/front of the platform. Dormitories, library, classrooms and dining hall are grouped around a courtyard to the rear centered by the Recitation Hall, used for the spiritual practice of the monks and nuns.

Exterior finishes will be in a traditional style with golden/orange roof tiles, brightly coloured columns and elaborate details. There will also be a suite for the visits of the Meditation masters.