*Project led by David Watson while employed at a previous firm.
Town of Markham
18,581 m2 (200,000 ft2 )
Structural Engineering Consultant
2006, Wood Design Award, Wood Works
2006, Business Award of Excellence, Ontario Association of Architects
The Angus Glen Community Centre and Library is a state-of-the-art facility that sets the standard for buildings that serve many different interests.
Angus Glen includes a pool, gymnasium, two ice rinks, change rooms, support spaces, and a library. All spaces are linked by a central corridor spine and boast interior and exterior glazing, resulting in dramatic views of both the internal space and the surrounding countryside.
Since its completion and introduction to the community in 2004, Angus Glen has received accolades from building industry bodies, including the 2006 Wood Design Award from Wood Works and the 2006 Business Award of Excellence from the Ontario Association of Architects.
Angus Glen is a prime example of structure-as-architecture design. Timber roof structures cover the pool, gymnasium, and library. Long span joists frame the roof of the rink and exposed cast-in-place concrete dominates the remaining superstructure.
Challenge: Designing an exposed structure for the pool space that helps to separate the pool without creating a physical barrier.
Solution: A feature truss spans the ceiling running the length of the pool. The truss is a tension arch constructed with hollow tube steel members and without diagonals, supports timber beams and deck.