Designed by Perkins + Will Canada
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
Located in Markham, ON, this LEED Silver Certified community centre opened in 2012. The Cornell Community Centre and Library features a variety of amenities such as a health and fitness centre, an indoor play area, aquatic facilities, and a gymnasium. The library portion offers study rooms and areas for children and youth, as well as medical resources. In addition, there are general activity and multi-use rooms and a rehearsal hall with seating for 200. Included as part of the project is a three-storey outdoor parking garage.
The Cornell Community Centre and Library's heating and cooling systems are generated by the nearby central utility services building which also serves the Markham Stouffville Hospital. The main heat exchangers, located in the pool basement, serve heating water for perimeter systems, pool water and glycol heating for the custom roof top units. Cooling water is distributed to all the air handling as well. Two large pool dehumidification units serve the large pool area. The pool area features a leisure pool, 8-lane lap pool, and a hydrotherapy pool also used by the hospital and an elaborate splash pad. The building has a large open foyer space and is comfortable wherever you decide spend your time. There is a gymnasium overlooked by a running track which connects to a fitness area. Each area is served by dedicated air system suited for the use.