Park Community Centre|
GWH Construction Management Services, Ltd.
419 Laidlaw Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0K8
Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA
LEED® Silver Pending
Date Bid: Apr 2010 Construction Period: June 2010 to Sep
Total Square Feet: 17,007 Site: — Number of Buildings:
Building Size: Basement, 3,380; first floor, 13,627; total,
Building Height: Basement, 9’; first floor, 20'; total, 24’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced. Exterior Walls:
Wood fiber, cement board siding. Roof: 2 Ply SBS membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Architect: Harold Funk Architect, Inc. - 55 Donald Street #401,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1L8
Structural Engineer: Lavergne Draward and Associates, Inc. -
402-138 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0A1
General Contractor: Manshield Construction - 205-698 Corydon
Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0X9
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: MCW/AGE Consulting Professional
Engineers - 210-1821 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0G4
The Sinclair Park Community Centre expansion and renovation is the
culmination of a collaborative process where the design was informed by
extensive community and stakeholder input. The IDP design process
commenced after completing an existing-building assessment and involved
working closely with city representatives and community centre board
representatives to establish a consensus based building program. The
end-result embodies the wishes of the community: open and flexible
multi-use spaces, large amounts of natural light, easy supervision and
no corridors, high durability and low maintenance, and best practice
barrier-free / accessible design.
The existing building assessment determined that the original structure
had been built over three separate stages. The first and second stages
were in a bad state of repair and were not suited for reuse, whereas the
third stage of existing construction was of sufficient quality and
construction type to be suitable for reuse in the new building. The
resultant strategy incorporated 45% of the existing structure while
salvaging and recycling materials from the portions that were
deconstructed. The reused portions were upgraded with new windows, a new
air-barrier system (above and below grade), new exterior rigid
insulation (above and below grade), and new roofing with increased roof
The location of the existing structure and surrounding site constraints
such as existing parking, existing hockey rink, and existing playing
fields, were key determinants in the configuration of the new building.
The overall size of the existing parking area decreased, even though the
new building is substantially larger than the previously existing
structure. This encourages the use of alternate forms of transportation
while also creating a safer pedestrian circulation area, space for
bicycle parking, and greatly improved accessibility for persons with
mobility or vision related disabilities.
The building was planned to optimize circulation while yielding an
efficient floor-plate with spaces that are adaptable to varied
programmatic requirements. Emphasis was placed on creating a sense of
transparency and safety, achieved through the elimination of corridors,
use of large multi-purpose circulation routes, and strategically placed
glazing to fill the interior with daylight while not compromising the
overall performance of the building's envelope. The exterior walls were
designed to achieve good thermal performance with commonly available
building materials and methods, and includes a self-adhered vapour-permeable
air-barrier membrane wrapped with a layer of continuous exterior
insulation. The new and existing portions are therefore totally enclosed
in a continuous new building envelope. All-new mechanical and electrical
systems include high efficiency condensing boilers, DDC controls,
low-flow fixtures, high-efficiency electrical equipment throughout, and
electrical sub-metering for ongoing optimization and analysis.
The building embraces a best-practices approach to accessibility and was
the recipient of a City of Winnipeg Accessibility Award in 2011.
Accessible features include tactile surfaces on sidewalks for
way-finding, high-contrast entrances, gently sloped ramps, low-VOC
finishes, and operable doors for all key spaces. Interior and exterior
finishes were selected for durability, high recycled and regional
content, and low VOCs. Use of exposed fasteners for interior and
exterior finish panels permits the easy servicing and replacement of the
Cement Board Siding: James Hardie Roofing: Soprema Colvent
Exterior Panels: KWP by Kaycan Window, Entrances &
Storefronts, Curtain Wall: Alumnicor
Flooring: Armstrong, Mannington