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“Maximizing connections to create an accessible, animated facility that inspires synergies and supports a strong and prosperous academic community”
As a complement to the Sheridan Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2, Montgomery Sisam in joint venture with Moriyama-Teshima has designed a new 70,000 sq. ft. student and athletic centre.
With a range of amenity spaces and athletic facilities, including student lounges, food outlets, games areas, dedicated rooms for student events and club activities, a gym, fitness rooms, and a feature running track, the centre is made to enrich the student experience outside the classroom environment. The upper level also houses a purpose-built senate room for the college that can be used by other committees when the senate is not in session.
The new student and athletic centre connects directly with Phase 2, and can be accessed from a shared portico at grade and across two upper levels. A high level of transparency on the ground floor gives a permeable quality to the atrium space while the athletic facilities and administrative space above benefit from a more modest fenestration to prevent solar glare, provide for more diffuse natural light and offer engaging views out to the campus and city core. As a whole, the student amenities building has a simple, clean massing that both conveys the rhythm of Phase 2 and distinguishes itself from its neighbours.
Like the Phase 2 Facility, this building responds to the needs and goals of the larger Creativity Campus and Mississauga Civic Centre to animate the public realm with quality outdoor spaces for resting, gathering and playing. Open and covered walkways, a patio and outdoor turf field compliment the graphic, angular design of the quad and offer occasion for social activities inside the building to spill out onto the campus.
In designing this building, maximizing connections was key to creating an accessible, animated facility that inspires synergies and supports a strong and prosperous academic community.
Completion Date: 2016
Project Type: Education
Building Size: 70,000 sq. ft.
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