In Mississauga, Ontario, a community center designed by MJMA combines local influences with a mass-timber structure. Located on a 50-acre site that was once used for agriculture, the Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park includes gyms, locker rooms, multipurpose spaces, and a pool within a 75,000-square-foot building. Most smaller programs are located on the ground floor, an organization which makes space for the larger pool and gym areas to have double-height ceilings.
While the building’s plan is straightforwardly rectangular, its section is shaped by angled peaks in the roof that introduce daylight. An aluminum mesh screen clads the west- and south-facing facades and reveals the black spruce glulam members that structurally support the canopy.
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