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Vellore village school & recreation centre

The project’s innovation lies in taking a highly complex building program and translating those needs into a unique and innovative design solution, ensuring a distinct identity for each partner.

Developed within the heart of a new suburban community, the needs of the local school board and the municipality are combined in a $45M multi-use facility that also includes a 1500 pupil secondary school, community centre, aquatic centre, and district park. The new secondary school is the largest program component of a multi-partner project known as The Vellore Village Joint-Use Complex. The project’s innovation lies in taking a highly complex building program and translating those needs into a unique and innovative design solution, ensuring a distinct identity for each partner. The facilities are linked internally by means of an interior street or foyer running north-south through the complex. This street was designed recognizing the individual identities of each partner in an overall comprehensive design based on the theme of “Village”. From the exterior many facilities display their respective uses along the street or within the park. Major rooms such as the library, chapel, aquatic centre, are highly visible and reinforce the public nature of the facility. j.v. with MJM Architects

Client

City of Vaughan York Catholic District School Board

Awards

Award of Excellence, City of Vaughan Urban Design Awards

Recognized Value Award, Design Share, School Construction News