Public Buildings, Sport

Vellore Village Joint-Use Complex

Woodbridge, Canada

This exciting new educational/recreational complex integrates a new secondary school and community centre within a 35-acre district park.  One of the largest projects of its type in Ontario, the complex is designed to maximize the sharing of facilities, yet maintain their own distinctive character and identity for each owner.  The building is organized along an interior street that links both major entrances and provides access to shared areas of the complex which includes a major aquatic complex, cafeteria, four gymnasiums, visual arts, music and theatre arts rooms.  This linear organization of the major program spaces becomes the common, integrated area for the complex, anchored at either end by administrative areas. The district park contains a broad range of facilities including a skateboard park, outdoor skating oval, 400 metre track & field, children’s water play area, tennis and bocce courts.(in joint venture with MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects)

Client

City of Vaughan
York Catholic District School Board

Size

260,000 s.f.
2 Storey Facility
School – 160,000 s.f.
Community Centre – 100,000 s.f.

Program

Shared-Use facility with City & Board
Aquatic Centre / 25m / 8 lane competition Lap Pool
Theatre, Fine Arts & Music Space
Library Resource Centre
Science & Computer Technology
4 Gymnasiums/Exercise Rooms
Softball Diamond/Soccer Field
400m Outdoor Track & Field

Awards

  • Award of Excellence,
    City of Vaughan Urban Design Awards
  • Recognized Value Award,
    Design Share, School Construction News

Articles

  • “Building the Community Learning Centre” Eric Mann, RAIC Magazine, 2007
  • “New Laerning Environments – Models for the 21st Century” Randall Fielding, SCN Awards, 2005