Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

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Glen Eagles Community Centre

Patkau Architects

West Vanvouver, British Columbia

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Project Information:
The Glen Eagles Community Centre is located along Marine Drive in West Vancouver, under the Sea to Sky Highway. It is a highly sustainably design building, taking advantage of its natural surroundings and access to natural light and ventilation to moderate the interior environment for its patrons. Some of the systems engineering was done by Earth Tech of Vancouver, including the use of radiant heating in the exposed concrete floors throughout the building.

West facade.
South elevation with covered bicycle parking area.

East side at front, parking lot access.
Front elevation with large shading overhang (the workout area is located on the second floor and overlooks this space), fountain at front.

Large overhang at south facade.
Detail of operable windows beneath overhang at south facade.
North side of building with large protective overhangs.
Exterior courtyard adjacent to gymnasium that provides workshop space for artists and play area for campers.
Covered area outside of gymnasium at north side.
Glazing into gymnasium.
View from inside gym to vegetation at rear of building.
View up to glu laminated beams that support main roof over gym and workout area adjoining at the upper level to the right.
View from stair landing onto gymnasium floor.
Weight training room at south side of building.
Main workout room that overlooks south front of building.
Stations have access to operable windows and views over main entrance area.
Detail of steel supports to glulam structure.
Detail where glulam punctures exterior glazing.
Overlook of workout space over gymnasium.
View at south side og building towards covered second floor extension.
Lobby area at rear entrance.
View into childcare area.
Front south lobby coffee bar.
View into Library access area off of the south lobby.
Cozy meeting room with access from south front of building.
Heat exchanger in same room.
Exterior view of heat exchanger.
Skylights over courtyard workshop areas.
The requisite public transportation accessibility required by LEED.
Pervious finish in parking lot.

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last updated August 26, 2005