‘chinguacousy park renewal‘ park amenities and boat pavilion by MJMArchitects in brampton, ontario, canada
all images courtesy of MJMArchitects
MJMArchitects‘ park renewal plan with two new pavilions has made chinguacousy sports park a buzzing hub of activity. the local brampton, ontario landmark
has three new pavilions which create a variety of environments suitable for a wide variety of recreational activities in all seasons. together they lay a foundation
for new activities and facilities to develop in the future. sustainable features such as water retention systems, reflective rooves, recycled materials,
highly efficient mechanical systems, and energy management controls modernize the park with a low impact on the environment. recycled materials,
and a contrasting palette establish a cohesive vocabulary linking the various areas within park. a new park amenities and boat pavilion at the north pond
connects the water course to the land activities in the park. its wood cladding and structures blend into the environment, while framing views of the park.
the open nature of this pavilion is echoed in the renovation of the tennis/curling pavilion, and new a ski chalet/clubhouse which services the ski hill,
volleyball courts, and bmx and skateboard parks. each pavilion has terraces and decks with long overhangs, which not only contribute to passive cooling,
but also blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces by physically and visually connecting the pavilions with the landscape.
this effect is complemented by new lighting, landscaping and pedestrian paths throughout the park.
view of north pond from park amenities and boat pavilion
park amenities and boat pavilion from north pond
(left): daytime view of north pond framed by park amenities and boat pavilion
(right): enjoying the variety of uses offered by the park amenities and boat pavilion
ski chalet/clubhouse and skate park
bmx park and ski chalet/clubhouse
ski chalet/clubhouse and bmx park
owner/client: city of brampton, ontario
project area: 40 hectare park, 5,550 sf park, 17,300 sf chalet, 14,500 sf tennis/curling pavilion
construction cost: $16,000,000
project completed: March 2011