Public Buildings

Mapleview Community Centre & Church

Barrie, Canada

The ZAS concept design for a new church on a prominently located site expresses openness, approachability and serenity.  Planned as a campus of buildings within a naturalized environment, the initial phase includes a daycare/nursery and a multi-purpose assembly hall that can accommodate as many as 2000 people.  This assembly hall can also be efficiently and easily converted for social events and indoor recreation programs such as soccer.  A future phase will include a prominently positioned Sanctuary building with an exterior court, a youth centre and ministry offices. All phases will be linked by a double height central “hub” which also functions as a causal meeting place for the congregation.


Mapleview Community Church


52,000 s.f.
2 Storey Facility


Childcare Centre (72 children)
Church & Community Centre
Multi-purpose assembly hall
Double-height central ‘hub’