Oak Ridges Community Centre
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Square Footage: 60,000
2013 Athletic Business Award, Facility of Merit
The evolving community of Oak Ridges centres on the naturalized shores of Lake Wilcox. The site for the proposed Oak Ridges Community Centre offers an uninterrupted green space that descends from Bayview Avenue to the Shoreline Road at the edge of Lake Wilcox.
The design for the new Oak Ridges Community Centre creates an architectural threshold at the crest of a rolling hill at the top of the slope near Bayview Avenue down to the Lake’s eastern shore.
The architectural plans and surrounding landscape design maximizes the potential of this site by connecting a series of pedestrian and vehicular interchanges but, at the same time, create a combination of recreational and naturalized landscape encompassing the facility.
In total, the Oak Ridges Community Centre will have 57,000 sq. ft. of floor space and will house a six-lane swimming pool along with a 1,200 sq. ft. teaching / leisure pool, gymnasium, fitness centre, eco centre and multi-purpose program rooms.
The project is tracking LEED Silver.