A new 57,745-square-foot community centre has opened in Clareview, Edmonton. The $122.8-million project was financed by the City of Edmonton ($104.3-million) and the Government of Alberta ($18.5-million), through its Municipal Sustainability Initiative. The project was built to meet LEED silver standards through the incorporation of green roofs, energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems, and reduced water consumption.
The new facility and surrounding park include a recreation centre, multicultural centre, high school, aquatics area, fitness centre, gymnasium, running track, children’s play area, skate park, sports fields, artificial turf, and baseball diamonds. The development also integrates the new 15,525-square-foot Clareview Library, which features computer stations, a community program room, study rooms and express checkout stations.
“The City of Edmonton connects individuals, families, groups, cultures and communities to the facilities and services they need to thrive,” says Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton. “The new Clareview Community Recreation Centre and Clareview Library is a facility that will meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of those in the community, and we are excited that Edmontonians will now be able to use this fabulous facility.”
The project was designed by Architecture Tkalcic Bengert (ATB) and Teeple Architects and constructed by Clark Builders.