The Temple of Light, designed by Patkau Architects, serves as an exemplary illustration of how material properties—specifically wood—can inform design. Each petal of the temple constitutes a ruled surface, enabling the prefabrication of compound curvature using straight elements. Spearhead played a significant role in the project, initially engaging in a Design Assist capacity to inform the build strategy, followed by off-site fabrication of elements, and finally, the installation of the complete structural system.
Blackcomb Facade Technology
Castlegar Machine & Chrome
Fabien Peterman, Project Coordinator
Geoff Lucas, Fabrication Lead
"Spearhead is a fabulous design-assist, digital wood and steel fabrication company that is a joy to work with. Patkau Architects has completed 2 projects with Spearhead — the Temple of Light on Kootenay Lake in British Columbia and the Kiweki Point pavilion in the parliamentary precinct in Ottawa. Both projects are immeasurably better thanks to Spearhead."
Founding Principal at Patkau Architects