opsis architecture

The Tibetan Peace Center was designed to become the gathering space for Portland’s Tibetan Community.  The 15,600 sf Center will house a library, museum, temple, offices, a kitchen and teachers residence. Designed with a Tibetan aesthetic, the center features a large flexible space for performances, exhibits and ceremonies.

The stupa court is a circular paved surface that is separated by a walkway from the Tibetan Center building. The stupa court provides an outdoor gathering and ceremonial area and a location for the stupa, a symbolic sculptural element used in Buddhist religious ceremonies.

The project also incorporates a nature trail to accommodate the Buddhist ceremonial process of circumambulating around the facilities that comprise the Tibetan Peace Center. The nature of the ceremony requires a circular trail system that provides challenging navigation of the existing terrain.

Stats

  • 17,000 sf
  • Predesign study
  • Completed 2004

Demonstrated Experience

  • Community library
  • Museum and gallery space
  • Kitchen and dining facilities
  • Temple worship room
  • Meditation areas
  • Courtyard gathering and ceremonial area
  • Multi-purpose performance space
  • Ritual nature trail
 
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center

Stats

  • 17,000 sf
  • Predesign study
  • Completed 2004

Demonstrated Experience

  • Community library
  • Museum and gallery space
  • Kitchen and dining facilities
  • Temple worship room
  • Meditation areas
  • Courtyard gathering and ceremonial area
  • Multi-purpose performance space
  • Ritual nature trail
 
 
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center
  • Tibetan Cultural Center