Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library

Application

Located on a 143-acre rural site, the new Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library is a unique multi-programmed facility containing over 300,000 s.f. for the residents of a rapidly growing multi-cultural district in Brampton. Inspired by the agricultural and natural landscape, both the site and building design reflects a modern attitude to design, yet is mindful of its past heritage. Reminiscent of the adjacent farmers’ fields, the site design is an abstract expression of linearly planted bands of selected vegetation. This landscape is also the foreground for the building’s main exterior feature, a multi-directional curved glass wall simulating the undulations of windblown-planted harvest fields. In its movement, this glass wall reflects a spectrum of light and images ranging from the distant sky to the immediate landscape that grounds the building. Conceived of as the new “Centre of the Community”, the facility combines sport, fitness, and library services on one site and under one roof. The central organizing element of the building will be timber framed public galleria that stretches along the main façade and links the community centre, aquatics centre and public library. The facility design also includes a future indoor soccer centre, with a gently arching wood diaphragm structure above the FIFA soccer pitch. Sustainable design strategies and systems have been utilized to ensure the facility will achieve LEED Silver certification.

Architect

ZAS Architecture (of Toronto)

General Contractor

Aquicon Construction (of Brampton)

Product

Product Specification 1
  • System:

    motorized dual shade systems with standard hardwire control

  • Valance:

    3″ and 4″ fascia

  • Sunscreen Fabric:

    SG CS-105 5%

  • Opaque Fabric:

    EZ-900 Opaque

Product Specification 2
  • System:

    motorized shade systems with standard hardwire control

  • Valance:

    3″ and 4″ fascia

  • Sunscreen Fabric:

    SG CS-105 5%