‘commonwealth community recreation center’ by MJMArchitects, edmonton, alberta, canadaall images courtesy of MJMArchitects

 

 

 

toronto-based firm maclennan jaunkalns miller architects (MJMA) has just shared with us photos of their recently completed a large scalesports facility addition for the city of edmonton. the ‘commonwealth community recreation center (CCRC)’ was a joint project between thecity and the edmonton eskimo football club, designed in collaboration with HIP architects. the sizable campus synthesizes 60,000 ft2 of aquaticfacilities, 80,000 ft2 field house, 30,000 ft2 community program and fitness center, and 30,000 ft2 of administrative spaces and the subsequent urban planning involved in assuring an efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular circulation, also integrating with the existing neighborhood and the LRT lightrail transit system. the project is organized around three primary zones – the field house, aquatics center, and gymnasium – that delineate a central lobby area.

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmonton

 

 

the particular form responds to the interior functions, suggesting speed and movement, with sections of glazing large enough for views and natural light while still maintaining necessary overhangs for shade. the interior walls are clad in fritted glazed ceramic tiles that passively controlglare and heat gain coupled with triple-glazed windows. a black corrugated metal heat wall on the upper south side naturally heats the air intakefor the winter months and operable openings allow for ventilation throughout any part of the program. the original 1978 recreation center was preserved and adapted to the new construction cutting down on demolition costs. the surrounding landscape was also pedestrianized and revitalized to return public green space to the community – endeavors that earned the project a LEED silver rating.

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonmain entrance

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonview to the gymnasium and indoor field

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonoverhanging elements illuminate the spaces while blocking direct sunlight

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonreception

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonlobby space

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmonton

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonpool area

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonview from the water slide

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonindoor field and running track

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmonton

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonindoor football field with large clerestory lighting

 

 

MJMArchitects: commonwealth community recreation center, edmontonview from the adjacent existing stadium

 

 

 

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full article here

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

client/owner: edmonton eskimo football club and city of edmontonconstruction costs: $96 millionproject size: 220,000 sq.ft.