The TIME Winery is the first urban winery in downtown Penticton. The project transformed the long-standing Pen Mar Movie Theatre into a contemporary space, reflecting the Okanagan Valley’s wine and wood culture.
The historic movie theatre was comprised of four screening rooms. Three of the screening rooms have become the winery’s production facility, with the fourth renovated and kept as a screening room, as a reminder of the site’s legacy. The winery’s tasting area and restaurant is a new structure to the site. Wood’s extensive use in this project demonstrates its place in the contemporary built environment.
The original theatre was built with curved glue-laminated timber (glulam) beams and a nail-laminated 2x4 roof, but they were hidden behind drywall and acoustic panels. The existing wood elements were cleaned and left exposed, transforming the old hidden structure into a new modern visual feature. The newly constructed tasting area and restaurant continue the usage of exposed structural wood as a feature, with glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT) present throughout. Glulam beams compose a truss spanning the north to south length of the tasting area and restaurant, complemented with an exposed CLT roof.