THE PAS ANIMAL SHELTER
Year: 2017, Feasibility Study
Location: The Pas, MB
Client: The Pas & Area Animal Shelter Inc.
The Town of The Pas has been without an animal shelter for the last eight years, leading to significant concern for the health and well-being of homeless animals within the town and surrounding area. BCA had the exciting opportunity to work with the community of The Pas to design a new animal shelter that would not only provide a safe home for stray cats and dogs, but would also act as a welcome gathering space for all members of the community.
The building is low maintenance, accessible and utilizes an unoccupied site surrounded by plentiful green space close to schools, seniors residences and recreation centres. Through the careful use of glazing and program layout, a luminous, inviting space is created at the front of the building. With views into both the dog and cat rooms, this open area is well-suited to visiting furry friends. Spaces for new arrivals and neo-natal care and strategically placed at the back of the building, where animals can benefit from a more private environment.