Camphill Communities Ontario is an organization of families and individuals living and working with persons that have developmental disabilities.
The community required a performance and spiritual space, as well as library, meeting room and social facilities on their rural property near Barrie.
The design is influenced by organic forms and a very tight budget. It was very important to create something instantly recognizable as the figurative centre of the community’s many buildings. The spaces provide opportunity for concerts, theatre, worship, collective meals, sales, meetings. The Community Hall is called “Novalis” and is the physical heart and soul of the Camphill Ontario community.