Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Architect: HFKS Architects Inc.
The Strathcona County Community Centre is a multi-use facility in the Centre in the Park development in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The building houses a new library, council chambers, office space for municipal and government services, an art gallery, gathering spaces in the Agora and adjacent outdoor plazas, a galleria space to connect the new building to the existing County Hall and two levels of underground parking.
Ensuring that the building was designed, constructed and will operate with sustainability in mind was at the forefront of thought during the design and planning of the facility. The building is LEED Gold Certified and makes use of natural, reclaimed, recycled, and low or zero-emitting materials; energy efficient and smart lighting; greywater systems; a connection to a central energy plant that heats numerous buildings; and a green roof on the council chambers.