People move to Colorado to enjoy God’s garden, His playground from the highland plains to the foothills to the Rocky Mountains. When Visioneering partnered with Cherry Hills Community Church, a vast church on a beautiful big property looking at the Rockies, our designs emerged from the elements of God’s nature surrounding them.
Cherry Hills has a 2,500-seat auditorium, a school running from PreK through 12th grade, and big community spaces. But they were looking to go small. The back of their long, drawn-out campus had a majestic mountain view, and we designed 2 buildings facing that view to hold 50 people each. These gathering spaces could be used by any group but were particularly planned for the church’s Community Sections (what others might call home groups or life groups) to use.
Inspired by the mountains, each of the twin buildings is made using natural wood slats, natural stones, and glass. The Visioneering team also wanted to use light as a design tool, since these would be learning centers to bring light into people’s lives. Light comes out between the finger spaces of the slats, providing an interesting look from outside at night. Inside the spaces evoke a sense of dark sky with cloud-shaped acoustic and lighting treatments. The second pavilion comes out onto a patio to extend the community space outdoors with an indoor/outdoor stone-clad fireplace.
Cherry Hills also had one more little problem that they asked Visioneering to solve: first-time guests sometimes struggled to know what door to come into, where to drop off youth, where do adults go for worship. So we created a freestanding portal graphic overlay to identify gate 1, 2, 3 and help people find their way onto campus.
Now everyone—visitors and members, small groups and large—can find their way toward opportunities to worship God in this inspirational setting.
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