After minor improvements and renovations had been made, the gymnasium became part of Centralia College in Small improvements continued to be made, but none could bring the old facility up to the standard needed to serve the college and community with adequate health and wellness opportunities. While college and community athletic teams continue to utilize the facility, the demand for larger and more effective health-related activities is heard from dozens of user groups including cancer survivors, those in cardio therapy, weight-loss programs, and many other health and wellness activities. It was determined that a major renovation would be essential to adequately address serious deficiencies in the old center.
The new facility will provide a focal point for a range of health care learning, education, research and enterprise activities. As part of a wider campus re-development, demolition of existing outdated accommodation makes way for the new extension, re-aligning the public frontage of the College to create a new Life Sciences Garden and an identifiable new entrance.
A double height glazed gallery link connects to the B Listed Victorian Art Block, previously isolated from the main accommodation, as well as several areas previously inaccessible to wheelchair users.
The project was awarded planning permission in February and building works began on site in June, opening to new students in October Project gallery Below are a selection of images from this project along with a description. Tap an image and it will appear fullscreen with a close button.
There will also be the option to view the next image in the gallery. The Solution Given that the brief for the Life Sciences department involved various social areas and break out spaces, along with a conference venue, we suggested that these facilities would be better used and more flexible if they were clustered more closely with the new entrance.
The Outcome The relationship to the listed academy building set the precedence for our design and the opportunity to transform the entry and visual connection of the College to the historic fabric of Elgin was critical to our design philosophy.Bracketology Real time updates by CBS College Hoops expert Jerry Palm on NCAA March Madness Bracket Projections.
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