NORTH CENTENNIAL RECREATION CENTER
North Centennial Recreation Centre is located at Dufferin and Sinclair in the William Whyte neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Increasing neighbourhood visitation and access to the facility was a defining component of the design. Understanding distinct stakeholder needs (including seniors, children, youth, staff, Winnipeg Aboriginal Sports Achievement Centre and others), was a preliminary and integral step in the process. Designed for LEED Silver® certification, the project includes two green roofs, solar panels, and substantial natural space in the design. A prominent new entrance was designed for the north side of the building to engage visually with the local neighbourhood. This area is complemented by community learning studios and a community kitchen. The newly renovated facility opened in 2010.