Spiritual Infrastructure: Stitching a New Building Typology into the City to Serve our Spirituality
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This thesis is about the exploration of a new building type that is missing from society today. The introduction of spiritual infrastructure aims to meet each individuals spiritual needs through a series of new public buildings stitched into the existing urban fabric. The program develops from a study of spiritual activities currently existing in the city that are in need of identity. Throughout this thesis, an architectural language emerges to reflect spirituality in the city through various uses of program. Using the City of Moncton to apply the thesis, zoning studies are identified to determine potential sites of spirituality, challenging the existing programs. Spirituality is an integral part of how people deal with struggles and celebrations in life. This new building type aims to strengthen communities by offering society a spiritual dimension into their everyday lives.