Lobby area showing shifted axes
Indoor basketball court leading to covered patio
Skewed geometry at entry
Point of intersection of two buildings in ceiling
Bethany Free Will Baptist hired TriArch to help them design a student center that embraced their mission statement: Be Different. Be Real. Follow Jesus.
TriArch was able to translate those words into geometry that conceptually symbolized their intent. By designing a "building within a building" that was slightly rotated from the original, a "shift" is representative of being different. Exposed structure and "vulnerable" geometry at the entry represent the authenticity of being real. Finally, the release of tension of forms as a student walks into the space represents the calling to follow Jesus.
Area: 12,000 sqft
Budget: $1.7 Million