Mass Timber Design Complements Original Features
Located in the building that was home to the Pen Mar Movie Theater, TIME Winery is the first urban winery in downtown Penticton, B.C. The structure was renovated and retrofitted in order to house the winery which integrates a state-of-the-art production facility, tasting area, and restaurant. Also incorporated is a small theater that pays homage to the former theater complex.
The project was constructed in two phases. Phase 1 focused on the production facility that involved a simple renovation to expose much of the existing theater structure. Glue laminated beams and columns as well as two by four decking were stripped and cleaned, and expressed as part of the overall architectural aesthetic.
Phase 2 focused on the public tasting and eating space. This area is expressed as a two-story wood structure that features a giant truss constructed from glue laminated beams and spans north to south across the entire interior space.
The public space was constructed with extensive glazing to allow natural daylight to penetrate the interior. The east wall is entirely glazed and can open to the street through large overhead glazed garage doors. The production facility also features glass to allow customers to view the processes occurring within.