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Curved components reflect landscape

Scott Martsolf Architecture incorporated curved components in its design for Christ Chapel Bible Church’s west campus in Willow Park, Texas, with metal framing designed to make the forms. The curved shapes were inspired by rolling hills and natural curves of the local landscape.

Scott Martsolf, AIA, of Scott Martsolf Architecture, says, “There are many curved forms found in nature in Texas, so they are a natural extension of this design.”

As Christ Chapel Bible Church expanded its operations beyond its Fort Worth location to its west campus, the owner wanted to differentiate the architecture of the two. “We wanted to take advantage of the site and the natural landscape, as opposed to the church's more urban site in Fort Worth,” Martsolf says.

The curvy ceilings floors are concentrated near a wall of windows in a lobby, which sits between a worship center and children’s building. The windows provide views of an oak tree grove.

To construct the rounded elements, Rice Drywall Inc. installed 1,000 feet of Flex-Ability Concepts LLC’s 20-gauge, 3 5/8-inch Flex-C Trac and 480 feet of 20-gauge, 6-inch Flex-C Trac.

Completed in September 2016, Christ Chapel Bible Church’s worship center seats 625 people. Its children’s building houses classrooms and a multipurpose room.