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The Chung Tai Zen Center is a 25,000 square foot Buddhist Meditation Center, which will consist of a main sanctuary building and associated residential monastery developed on a beautiful, rural 35acre site in East Boulder. The property’s quiet and rural farm character is the ideal calm atmosphere for meditation practice and Buddhist instruction, prioritizing purity of mind and a caring, fulfilling way of life. This single story structure has expansive interior spaces with high volumes that are accentuated by the Cross-Laminated Timber ceiling/roof and massive glu-lam timber beams and columns. The facility will be Net Zero Energy, producing more energy than it uses. The intention for the center’s design encourages mindfulness and incorporates a harmonic relationship with the environment. The timber and wood in the project provide a connection with natural world and it brings a warm calming environment into the project.
Assembly (Worship, Restaurant)
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL)
Sopher Sparn Architects
Structural and Civil Engineer
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Senior Project Designer