Markham Pan Am Centre
Client: City of Markham (Procured through Infrastructure Ontario)
With: B+H Architects
Award of Excellence, Buildings of Significance - 2015 Markham Design Excellence Awards
Award of Excellence, Open Space and Public Realm - 2015 Markham Design Excellence Awards
Jury Award - 2015 Markham Design Excellence Awards
Project Delivery: Completed as Design Bid Build
LEED: Gold Certified
This major new facility consists of an Olympic-sized swimming pool and associated field house. Built for the 2015 Pan American Games, it now serves as a community centre and training centre for athletes.
As Landscape Architects for the project, Quinn Design Associates designed the streetscape and entrance plaza with generously-sized gathering areas and planting beds with a bold and graphic presence. An adjacent watercourse was realigned in conjunction with the creation of a stormwater management pond, all part of an environmentally-sensitive plan to prepare the site for this redevelopment.