Designed by Perkins+Will Canada
Photos by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
The two-storey Meadowvale Community Centre and Library replaces the previous, aging centre and incorporates a library, previously located in the town centre. The new facility includes a 25-metre, a 6-lane lap pool, a fitness centre, a two-lane walking track, three squash courts, a double sized gymnasium, social and meeting rooms for various events, as well as outdoor amenities including a basketball court, covered pavilion, gaming areas, and parking for 220 cars. The LEED Silver certified community centre incorporates various sustainable design features, such as a green roof, heat recovery systems, and was constructed with the use of recycled, low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials.
The Meadowvale Community Centre and Library (MCCL) is mechanically served by a high efficiency condensing boiler plant and features direct expansion rooftop cooling equipment. LEED design initiatives include a rain water cistern, low flow fixtures, a fully integrated building automation system (BAS), and staged heat recovery for the pool dehumidification unit.
The facility is electrically serviced by an outdoor utility supplied pad-mount transformer, where the voltage is stepped down to 600V to serve the major mechanical loads within the building. The exterior lighting uses energy efficient LED lighting and is designed to minimize any light pollution. Interior lighting uses a mixture of energy efficient fluorescent and LED luminaires, where the majority of the lighting is controlled using occupancy sensors to reduce energy consumption.