Champlain Heights Community Centre + Child Care
Completed in 2005, the bright and colourful 560 square metre expansion transforms the formerly introverted character of the existing community centre by opening spaces to the outdoors and adding bold colour accents.
The existing fitness area and circulation spaces were expanded. New program uses include a dance studio, teen room, terraces and child care. The child care is scaled for children. Walls are finished with cork to ensure ample space for the display of artwork. A glazed canopy and sluice directs a stream of rainwater to create a wet play zone.
A large outdoor terrace is used for a variety of activities such as spontaneous play and community gatherings.