New Construction, Prayer Center, Meditation Garden
Cuningham Group’s choice of materials for the Arkansas House of Prayer complemented the wooded site, connecting its visitors to nature and the earth. Naturally aging copper, native Arkansas stone and Cypress wood siding enhanced the intimate building as a place for meditation and reflection. Key features include an arced roof, translucent glass, a round central meditation space, hidden skylight, and scalloped wood walls giving definition to smaller meditation niches around the central space. Extensive landscaping with a welcoming path and meditation garden signify the beginning of a journey for visitors within this unique setting.
Wood Design & Building Magazine
North American Wood Design Citation + Faith & Form and The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA)
Religious Architecture Design Merit Award
New Facilities Category, 2008