CHoP

  • Architects ­ Fuse Architects (specialty design); Balch Construction (building core and shell) 
  • General Contractor ­ Fuse Construction (architectural finish construction); Balch Construction (building core and shell) 
  • Fremont, California, 2014
  • 33,000 square feet  

 

 

With a full service coffee shop and a sanctuary featuring state of the art audio and video capabilities, the Convergence House of Prayer brings modern technology and culture into the spiritual life of the church. A series of curves are expressed in the walls, lighting, and concrete patterns, converging at the coffee bar in the main entrance. In the sanctuary, a continuous ribbon of reclaimed wood from barrels flows from the stage up onto the ceiling and eventually to the back of the space, where it wraps the sound booth. In addition to design, Fuse was responsible for the construction of all specialty architectural finish work, including the sanctuary and coffee bar.