Dunbar Community Centre
A new community centre is proposed for the heart of the Dunbar neighbourhood. The multiuse facility will feature a gymnasium, full-featured fitness centre, arts rooms, community meeting spaces, numerous multipurpose rooms, and a café with outdoor seating.
The different programmed spaces are situated to create a “village-like” form with interstitial “streets,” all covered with an undulating wood and glass roof that connects the entire ensemble. The roof is reminiscent of the canopy of street trees found throughout the neighbourhood, further grounding the building in context of Dunbar. The building is arranged to feature ample views to the neighbouring park while maintaining a strong street presence on both Dunbar Street and 31st Avenue.
Size: 33,440 square feet