Envisioned as a glimmering pavilion within a comprehensive park space, the project converts a 50- acre residual site into richly textured parkland, with the community center as its focus. The center’s simple yet veiled mass is integrated with the sports/leisure park to form a neighborhood landmark and vital, city-wide destination for gathering and healthful activity.
The striking canopy that runs along the facades extends and makes visible the building’s mass timber structure — an array of glulam columns that provide structural and curtain wall framing. Interior spaces are arranged into two bars running the length of the building. The east holds the change rooms, with a teaching kitchen and multipurpose and fitness rooms on the floor above, while on the west, a wider bar houses the triple gymnasium and natatorium with lap and leisure pools.
Deep cantilevers on the building’s exterior provide shelter and shade for a walking track around its perimeter, as well as those using the adjacent sports fields, playground and splash pad. A trail loop connects all park programs and passes by environmental stewardship zones, a protected wetland and stormwater wet pond.
MJMA Architecture & Design
- Six-lane, 25-meter lap pool
- Leisure pool
- Splash pad
|Ladders/Grab Bars, Starting Blocks||Spectrum Aquatics |
|Swimsuit Water Extractor||Suitmate by Extractor Corp.|