Wine and wood combine in TIME Winery’s urban downtown Penticton design, transforming the long-standing Pen Mar Movie Theatre into a contemporary space that reflects Okanagan Valley culture.
- Wood is showcased in the tasting area and restaurant through the glue-laminated (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) used throughout.
- Glulam beams compose a truss spanning the north to south length of the tasting area and restaurant.
- The roof is composed of exposed CLT.
A historic movie theatre in Penticton is reborn as one of the area’s well-known wineries. The structure was renovated and retrofitted to house the winery, which integrates a state-of-the-art production facility, tasting area and restaurant.
Transforming the old into a new structure
Wood’s extensive use in the project demonstrates its place in contemporary buildings.
The original theatre was built with curved glue-laminated timber (glulam) beams and a nail-laminated roof, but they were hidden behind drywall and acoustic panels. Those existing wood elements were cleaned and left exposed, transforming the old hidden structure into a new modern visual feature.
From big screen to glulam beams
Three of the former screening rooms have become the winery’s production facility. The fourth has been renovated and kept as a screening room, a reminder of the site’s legacy.
Both the tasting area and restaurant are part of a new two-storey wood structure that features a giant truss constructed from glulam beams that spans north to south across the entire interior space and an exposed cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof. Extensive glazing allows for natural light to flow into the room.