Prairie Winds Park
At Prairie Winds Park, Carscadden was tasked with renovating the existing Park Centre Building and associated wading pool as part of a larger park redevelopment in collaboration with space2place Landscape Architects. The aim was to adapt the facility to changing demographics and inspire some of the urban potential of North East Calgary's local amenities, including the Baitun Nur Mosque next to the park.
The new gable-roofed addition re-orients the park's primary building for a more welcoming and clear sense of arrival to the park.
The addition to the west side of the Park Centre Building serves as a skating lounge room in the winter and sun-filled atrium on summer afternoons. Its extruded gable form links it to the traditional shape of the existing facility, while its “French-cut” façade reorients the entry and allows it to better operate as a transtion space between activity centres, connecting the skating rink/basketball court to the north, wading pool to the south, and the park beyond.
WE DON'T WANT TO BRAG, BUT...
The outdoor pool is entirely new and is the largest wading pool in Western Canada.
Not that we're ones to care about that sort of stuff.
FIT FOR THE OUTDOORS
The new pool (did we mention it's Western Canada's largest?) is judicious and robust in its details in order to to satisfy its outdoor requirements, and maintains our advocacy for modern contemporary water play.