The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is the largest community centre in southern Nova Scotia, showcasing community recreation and cultural events while promoting individual health and fitness values. The LEED Gold facility features a three pool aquatics centre, a 1200 seat NHL sized rink and concert venue, as well as the south shore’s main public library.
The South Shore of Nova Scotia has been steeped in wooden boat building traditions for centuries and this context informed the design approach. The LCLC was designed to enhance the region's health and wellness by creating a social heartland that reflects these deep historical and cultural roots.
The sustainable design incorporates several energy saving elements including ice making heat recovery for pool water conditioning during the hockey season, and roof mounted solar panels for heating domestic and pool water during the summer season. Further energy savings are generated via geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors and seasonal natural ventilation via automated clerestory windows in the galleria and regional library. This project was completed in association with Diamond Schmitt.
2014 AWMAC Award of Excellence
2015 Atlantic Wood Design Award