|CLIENT:||CITY OF VANCOUVER|
|CONSULTANT:||WALTER FRANCL ARCHITECTURE INC.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||43,000 SQ. FT.|
|LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:||GOLD|
Located in the heart of the city, the community centre and ice rink play an important civic role in the Trout Lake community. The scope of work included the demolition of the old centre. During excavation, the team encountered peat moss in the soil due to the site’s proximity to Trout Lake. In order to provide adequate bearing capacity to support the structural load of a new building, Bird had to excavate 30 feet down and install engineered fill to provide a solid foundation.
After resolving the issue, construction continued on the two-storey multi-purpose facility comprised of a mixture of cast-in-place concrete, steel and wood. The exterior features mimic the style of the of the existing arena. The community centre houses a gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, an administration office and pre-school area.