Brampton East Library and Community Centre by Aquicon Construction.

Brampton

Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library Phase 1

Client

The City of Brampton

Budget

$23 Million

Size

71,000 sf.

Completed

February 2013

Delivery Model

Design-Bid-Build

Sector

LEED

Libraries

Multi-Use Recreation Facilities

Architect

ZAS Architects + Interiors

This 71,000 square foot steel frame building is comprised of a library, multi-purposes spaces, a fitness facility and a 12.5-metre-high competitive volleyball gymnasium. Construction included the development of the site to include asphalt access and parking, sports fields, outdoor play and leisure areas. The facility relies extensively on steel to facilitate two major architectural features – a wave wall and clear high spans.The facility was LEED® Gold Certified in February 2015.

The illuminated Brampton East Library and Community Centre at dusk.
A shot of the interior of the Brampton East Library and Community Centre.
The sports hall at Brampton East Library and Community Centre.

Designed to simulate the motion of the farm fields that were common in the area until very recently, the ave wall is the first of its kind in Canada. On the west side of the complex, a line of 19 steel columns with tapered arms overlaid with wood glulam beams support the roof of the full- length entry corridor or promenade.

The front entrance of Brampton East Library and Community Centre.
A study and seating area at Brampton East Library and Community Centre.

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