Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects
Renderings by Diamond Schmitt Architects
This project involves the revitalization of the existing Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park constructed in 1950. The scope includes a renovation and addition to the existing community centre (while ensuring the historical features of the rink's wooden roof truss structure are retained), and the construction of a new fire hall. The two-storey community centre will include an NHL-sized ice rink; seniors' centre; gymnasium; indoor running track; outdoor double tennis court, with the ability to be converted into an artificial ice rink; administration offices, and meeting rooms. Energy efficient systems are a design consideration, with the project targeting LEED Silver certification. Smith + Andersen is also providing services for the fire hall.
The revitalization is approached using an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract. The Town of Oakville will be the first Canadian municipality to utilize this method. The collective IPD approach provides collaboration amongst the owner, architect, developer, engineers, and sub-contractors. Approaching a project with this method also helps maintain reliability in regards to the project's timeline and budget.
The audiovisual systems are incorporated into all the major areas of the facility, from the arena rink, gymnasium, to the seniors' area. Following the IT model, all AV equipment has been centralized within two network rooms in the facility. A digital audio network is used to manage different audio signals between the two separate AV equipment racks. This also provides a facility-wide paging system for mass communication for visitors, and is also leveraged to support background music playback. The main system control is fully operated from the reception desk and select locations throughout the facility.