Cassie Campbell Community Centre
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Square Footage: 165,000
2009 Brampton Urban Design Award
2008 Canadian Wood Council: Wood WORKS! Award - Large Institution
The Cassie Campbell Community Centre is a unique set of spaces for indoor and outdoor programming. The main program elements include a natatorium, indoor running track, gymnasium and a figure skating center of excellence twinned with a community hockey rink.
The program elements are expressed as a series of boldly cantilevered gull wing roofs floating above masonry walls. These stone and block elements frame and organize the surrounding landscaped spaces and outdoor program areas, which include a children's play area, splash pad, basketball court and entry plaza.
A long timber trellis provides an interstitial space between outdoor and indoor programs and articulates a pedestrian link between the two main entrances at the south and west sides of the building. Within the building, the public circulation is designed as a series of informal spectator lounges where a multitude of leisure and athletic pursuits can be viewed at once. Apart from the building and its immediate landscaped context, the site provides soccer fields, a cricket pitch, basketball and tennis courts, a neighborhood parkette and parking for 600 cars.