Immanuel Pentacostal Church
Completed in 1990, the award-winning Immanuel Pentecostal Church quickly became the new precedent for new large church design, balancing itself with the right mix of floor space and natural light to create an atmosphere suitable for worship, prayer and various types of gathering.
The tyndall stone, combined with the wood-clad canopy is both warm and inviting. The sloped metal roof cascades down to the single storey level which helps scale down the massive building for a more welcoming approach. The building entrance facade is striking, and when fully lit at night the building presents a welcoming, luminous glow.
The building is clad entirely in tyndall stone and capped with a blue metal roof for a long-lasting, durable and maintenance free exterior. Large expanses of glazing is located higher up to maximize natural light reaching deeper into the building.
The IPC complex features a 1200 square foot sanctuary with a generously sized stage for a large choir, band and immersion baptism which is accessible from both sides of the sanctuary.
The spacious and brightly lit atrium encourages fellowship before and after services and is suited for additional overflow seating of 300 people. Window detailing and wood clad finishing of the exterior canopy is carried through to the interior at the Atrium foyer. Overall finishes are both warm and bright with white walls and ceiling, tyndall stone and wood finishes throughout.
The 56,000 square foot facility includes a 450 person capacity multi-purpose gymnasium, classrooms, youth rooms, administration offices, a chapel seating 75 people, a lake-side room and nursery centre. Also included are a boardroom and library prominently placed opposite sides of the main entrance.
Key aspects to the success of this church building is the large, bright and spacious atrium which also serves as an informal gathering space between the major components of the church. The centrally located sanctuary and atrium allows for an efficient building footprint and allows the church to flow well between spaces in a bright, open and airy fashion.
This complex has proved tremendously capable and is often rented out to other denominational churches for large functions.