Case study 1<br />PROSPECT ROAD COMMUNITY CENTER, HALIFAX, CANADA<br />POINT OF INTEREST<br />To study on design intention of Prospect Road Community Centre towards a sustainable design.<br />1<br />To study on space arrangement in producing a good communal center layout and the activities involved.<br />2<br />
The Prospect Road and Area Community Centre is a new MULTIPURPOSE NEIGHBORHOOD RECREATIONAL FACILITY.<br />PROJECT DATA<br />Location<br />District 22 area of the Halifax Regional<br /> Municipality.<br />Client<br />Halifax Regional Municipality<br />Firm<br />DSRA | Envision Architecture<br />Management<br />Volunteer Community Board<br />The Resource Opportunities Center <br />ROAD TO COMMONS<br />COURT RINK<br />HATCHET LAKE FIRE HALL<br />PROSPECT ROAD<br />PROSPECT ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL<br />Comments<br />This building is located at rural area<br />
“good design is an intelligent response to our client needs ; we achieve this by placing a premium on innovation and originality of thought. ”<br />DESIGN INTENTION<br />The project is designed to a LEED™ Silver standard with an emphasis on operational efficiency. From the very preliminary stages of design the architect address environmental concerns head-on, with an overarching goal to boost the Triple Bottom Line of people, planet, and profit.<br />1<br />FRONT ELEVATION<br />REAR ELEVATION<br />2<br />Whenever possible the architect encourage the planting of native landscaping, restoration of natural water cycles, and the preservation of wildlife habitat and open space. Our goal is to increased local biodiversity, improved surface water quality, and to stabilize microclimates.<br />LEFT ELEVATION<br />RIGHT ELEVATION<br />The architect goal is to increased local biodiversity, improved surface water quality, and to stabilize microclimates.<br />3<br />
design intention<br />- Provide space for variety activities for all ages<br />- To make a center where people interact with each others<br />- To create a multi-purpose recreation facility<br />
“Sustainable design is more than just a process of reducing environmental impact; it is rethinking our relationship with nature”<br />SUSTAINABLE DESIGN<br />Community<br />SUSTAINABLE <br />DESIGN<br />Energy efficiency and water conservation<br />rainwater collection for non-potable uses, waterless urinals<br />Ecosystems<br />Strategic building orientation and site design<br />REDUCE RESOURCE USE AND OPERATING COSTS<br />Vigilant mechanical & electrical system analysis<br />high reflective roofing materials<br />The design of a high performance building envelope<br />super insulated envelope<br />Integrated energy system design<br />low maintenance landscaping<br />ground -source geo-thermal heating and cooling<br />ISOMETRIC VIEW – INTERIOR, RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE, FRONT VIEW<br />
The RecreationCentre will incorporate design, construction and operational practices that combine healthy, high-quality and high-performance advantages with reduced environmental impacts. <br /><ul><li>The building will achieve credits in six categories: </li></ul>Comments<br />The Recreation Centre will benefit from improved:<br />indoor environment, <br />lower maintenance costs, <br /> higher corporate profile and<br />reduced risk of remedial measures.<br /> reduced energy costs for the life of the building.<br />Site Development<br /> Water Efficiency<br />Energy Efficiency<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br /> Material Selection<br />Indoor Environmental Quality <br />Innovation in Design. <br />5<br />6<br />
MATERIAL- IBS SYSTEM<br /><ul><li>The pre-cast wall used as the enclosing wall to The Prospect Road and Area Community Centre.</li></ul>-Block work system <br /><ul><li>Steel beam and truss system used for the roof construction.</li></ul>-Steel framing system<br />SOLAR SKYLIGHT- steel beam<br />Comments<br />IBS is good in terms of:<br /><ul><li>Quality and time cost saving
excellent impetus for future recreation growth.</li></ul>GYMNASIUM AND MULTI-PURPOSE SPACE <br />AMENITIES<br />SMALL COMMERCIAL KITCHEN AREA <br />-for wide range of programs and activities<br />HRM RECREATION PROGRAMMING<br />A WEIGHT AND FITNESS ROOM <br />MEETING/ACTIVITY SPACE<br />-for local clubs and other organized activities <br />ART AND CULTURAL DISPLAYS<br />AN INDOOR COMMUNITY STREET - open space<br />Comments<br />Public amenities is quite good<br /><ul><li>Located in between Fire station and school</li></ul>ADMINISTRATION SPACE<br />
SPACES<br />This multi-use community recreation facility includes a large gymnasium, fitness area, dance/aerobic studios and changing rooms; all fronting a sky lit “community street.”<br />service line <br />changing rooms<br />large gymnasium<br />dance/aerobic studios<br />fitness area<br />SKY LIT<br />COMMUNITY STREET<br />Art studio<br />Careful analysis of solar orientation and site attributes offer opportunities to maximize daylight penetration and minimize our dependence on artificial lighting. <br />1<br />entrance<br />HOW TO IMPROVE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT?<br />Understand the effects of light, temperature, humidity and airflow on human health and comfort<br />2<br />Detrimental building materials can be reduced or eliminated and easy access to fresh air can re-vitalize health<br />3<br />
AESTHETIC<br /><ul><li>The solar skylight which is above the indoor community street make the center very inviting.
Designed based on survey results and consultation feedback from Prospect Road residents.</li></ul>SOLAR SKYLIGHT<br />CONCEPTUAL DRAWING<br />
<ul><li>because of its intention > to make a sustainable community
sustainable community center > low operating cost
a good community center is a place that serves its community without fees.
there is no other public facilities other than school at prospect road.
the Prospect Road Community Center will be a focal point to pull all communities together,</li></ul> its going to be all things to all people.<br /><ul><li>in this situation, it is same as KampungBaru area, that is no public facilities for community to go </li></ul> except masjid > but only for muslims, and kedaimakan.<br />