Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, Nova Scotia (in collaboration with MJM Architects)
Queens Place Emera Centre is a modern recreation facility for the communities of Queens County. The facility includes a 1000-seat arena, fitness centre, multi-purpose spaces and walking track. The building’s exterior of translucent cladding with bands of vision glass allow for natural lighting within the facility during daylight hours, and at night the light from within shine’s outward, giving the building a beacon-like quality for visitors and passersby. Inside, the lobby area is designed as a community gathering space and all major elements of the building are visible from this area. The transparency and connectedness of the plan represents that of community life, one rooted in the spirit of health and wellness which will provide cultural and recreational amenity for current and future generations of Queens County residents.