University of Colorado Hospital | CeDAR Spiritual and Family Center

  • $1.6M
  • 3,300 SF
  • 2009

The Spiritual and Family Center comprises a small Chapel linked to a Guidance/Counseling component located within the southeast quadrant of the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) campus at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The Center has been designed to harmonize with the lodge like character of the adjacent campus buildings which include stone and wood as the primary palette of materials. Yet, the Center has also been shaped to establish its own individuality, to recognize that spiritual focus is at the core of the recovery process. This affords the Spiritual Center a symbolic role and appropriate distinction with the Campus context.

The origin of the Chapel’s design style is based on the client’s desire for a very steeply pitched gable roof to achieve a contrast to the other campus buildings and to assert a traditional sacred typology in terms of form. The client also requested that the side widows have arched openings to support the traditional building language. Stone walls with limestone trim project a quality of strength and permanence in the overall composition.

The interior of the Chapel accommodates up to 40 people with loose seating for maximum flexibility of varying group size and program. The scale and manner of the interior volume supports an atmosphere of personal reflectance and introspection.

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