Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

The new facility adaptively reuses the 1978 stadium fitness centre, and revitalizes the once residual condition of the stadium grounds into a revitalized urban park and event destination – connecting neighborhoods through the site and reinforcing transit. The project is designed for shared use between community members, Edmonton Eskimo’s pro football team, and stadium operations — with numerous event overlays. Three primary building masses – Field House, Aquatics and Gymnasium – respond to the dynamic triangulated geometries of the site and frame a central lobby space, ‘the Social Heart’. These in turn define three exterior forecourt spaces.

Photos by Tom Arban