Government & Public Project

Holly Community Centre

The design for the Holly Community Centre integrates 150,000 square feet of recreation and community spaces into the mature vegetation of a suburban park in Barrie's southern district.

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  • City of Barrie Building Owner
  • Smith + Andersen MEP Engineer
  • Nekison Mechanical Contractor
  • Bondfield Construction General Contractor
  • Shore, Tilbe, Irwin & Partners Architect

The design for the Holly Community Centre integrates 150,000 square feet of recreation and community spaces into the mature vegetation of a suburban park in Barrie's southern district. Internally, the large programmatic elements of two hockey arenas, a recreational natatorium, gymnasium and fitness club, are organized around an L-shaped corridor where a high degree of transparency allows a series of animated spatial interrelations between the various program spaces and the site. Smaller and more transparent spaces such as a pre-school and public meeting rooms are wrapped around the volume of the arenas, breaking down the building's overall scale and creating a series of intimate relationships between the these spaces and the surrounding oak, maple and walnut trees.The light-filled gymnasium and aquatics spaces face onto the principal street and can be viewed through large expanses of clerestory glazing.

HTS was specified as the Base Bid Supplier for the following equipment:

  • Haakon Custom Pool Dehumidification Unit
  • Haakon Custom Roof Top Heat Recovery Units
  • Haakon Custom Roof Top Desiccant Units
  • McQuay Roof Top Units-Xylem
  • B&G Heat Exchangers
  • Cook Exhaust Fans & ERV's
  • Sigma Hydronic Heating
  • HTS/Johnson HVAC Controls