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E x is tin g C h u rc h Th e o rig in a l Z io n L u th e ra n C h u rc h w a s a w e l l c o m p o s e d g ro u p in g o f m a s s e s . W o rk in g w ith th e b u il d in g c o m m itte e , a g o a l w a s to c o m p l e m e n t th e e x is tin g a rc h ite c tu re w ith a n a d d itio n th a t a d d re s s e s th e n e e d s o f th e c o n g re g a tio n in th e tw e n ty - firs t c e n tu ry.


Th e e x te rio r o f th e a d d itio n re s p e c tfu ll y j o in s th e h ig h e r m a s s o f th e s a n c tu a ry w ith th e l o w e r m a s s o f th e c h a p e l u s in g a s e rie s o f s te p p in g a rc h ite c tu ra l p a n e l s , w h ic h re fl e c t th e l im e s to n e o f th e e x is tin g c h u rc h .


B e tw e e n th e l im e s to n e p a n e l s , th e tra n s p a re n c y o f fl o o r to c e il in g g l a s s o ffe rs a w e l c o m in g fa c e to th e p u b l ic . Pa s s e rs b y m a y s e e th e a c tiv ity in s id e a n d d e c id e to ta k e a c lo s e r lo o k .


F ro m th e in s id e , p e o p l e c a n c o n n e c t w ith th e l a n d s c a p e a n d th e c o m m u n ity b e y o n d . A b u n d a n t n a tu ra l l ig h t c h a n g e s th e c h a ra c te r o f th e s p a c e a c c o rd in g to th e tim e o f d a y a n d th e s e a s o n .


A s it d o e s o u ts id e , th e in te rio r s p a c e s te p s d o w n in h e ig h t fro m th e s a n c tu a ry to th e c h a p e l , c re a tin g a v a rie ty o f s p a c e s fro m th e m o re o p e n to th e m o re in tim a te .


Th e l e a n in te rio r e x p o s e s m u c h o f th e s tru c tu re to v ie w , m a x im iz in g th e a v a ila b le h e ig h t (a n d s a v in g m o n e y ). It w a s a c h a l l e n g e to e x p o s e th e s p a c e th a t is n o rm a l ly re s e rv e d fo r a m a z e o f d u c tw o rk a n d w irin g . To a c c o m p lis h th is , th e d u c tw o rk w a s p u t u n d e rg ro u n d a n d th e w irin g w a s c a re fu l ly o rg a n iz e d .


Th e o rig in a l l im e s to n e a n d s ta in e d g l a s s w e re p re s e rv e d to e n h a n c e th e n e w s p a c e (n e w g l a s s o v e r th e s ta in e d g l a s s p ro v id e s a c o d e re q u ire d 2 - h o u r fire s e p a ra tio n b e tw e e n th e e x is tin g s a n c tu a ry a n d th e a triu m ).


W o o d a n d c a rp e t a d d w a rm th . L ig h tin g is d e s ig n e d to m e e t fu n c tio n a l n e e d s a s w e l l a s to c re a te a v a rie ty o f s e ttin g s fo r c o n g re g a tio n a l in te ra c tio n .


F u n c tio n a lly, th e p ro j e c t adds a num ber of im p o rta n t fe a tu re s : • A n e l e v a to r to m a k e th e c h u rc h fu l l y a c c e s s ib l e . • A n u rs e ry to b e tte r s e rv e th e n e e d s o f fa m il ie s . • E x p a n d e d a n d fu l l y a c c e s s ib l e re s tro o m s . • A n e w fro n t d o o r a n d im p ro v e d a c c e s s to th e s a n c tu a ry. • A l a rg e fl e x ib l e s p a c e – th e A triu m – to p ro v id e fo r th e fe l l o w s h ip n e e d s o f th e c o n g re g a tio n , in c l u d in g a k itc h e n , a c o a t ro o m , a n d s ta te - o f- th e - a rt te c h n o l o g y to p ro v id e fo r a v a rie ty o f u s e s . • A fire s u p p re s s io n s y s te m in th e n e w a re a s a n d in th e c h a p e l a n d c l a s s ro o m b e l o w to e n h a n c e s a fe ty.


O v e ra ll, l ig h t, m a te ria ls , s im p l ic ity o f fo rm , fl e x ib il ity a n d re s p e c t fo r a g o o d b u il d in g a re th e k e y e l e m e n ts o f th e d e s ig n .


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S IT E P L A N In te rs e c tio n o f W 2 2 n d S tre e t a n d S S p rin g A v e n u e .


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Profile for Koch Hazard Architects

Zion Lutheran Church  

This project is a 2004 AIA South Dakota Design Honor Award winner.

Zion Lutheran Church  

This project is a 2004 AIA South Dakota Design Honor Award winner.

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