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MJMArchitects: Chinguacousy Park Renewal

MJMArchitects: Chinguacousy Park Renewal | sustainable architecture |

MJMArchitects' park renewal plan has made Chinguacousy Sports Park a hub of activity.

The local Brampton, Ontario landmark has three new pavilions which create a variety of environments suitable for a number of recreational activities. Together they lay a foundation for new activities and facilities to develop in the future. Sustainable features such as water retention systems, reflective rooves, recycled materials, highly efficient mechanical systems, and energy management controls modernize the park with a low impact on the environment.

A new park amenities and boat pavilion at the north pond connects the water course to the land activities; its wood cladding blends into the environment while framing views of the park. Deep overhangs not only contribute to passive cooling, but blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces by physically and visually connecting the pavilions with the landscape. 

This effect is complemented by new lighting, landscaping and pedestrian paths throughout the park- view more photos at the link.

OBJETSEMOTIFS's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:39 AM

A modern Kinkaku-Ji !

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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums

Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums | sustainable architecture |
Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports StadiumsGreen Building ElementsSustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we've seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums.

Sustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we’ve seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums. Traditionally, the concept behind sports stadiums has been to create a colosseum-like structure which adds theatre and creates an incredible atmosphere with little prior thought ever given to sustainability. Recently, things have begun to change and we’re now seeing more and more architects giving sustainability the attention it deserves when designing new sports stadiums...

Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:27 PM
The World Games Stadium presents an innovative idea of using the green energy for supply to the surrounding neighborhood.
William Harkins's curator insight, December 22, 2013 6:18 AM

Stadiums can be green and still look astounding 

Jackson Hoffman's curator insight, September 7, 6:48 PM

1. What did you learn? I learned about how different companies recently have worked together to build stadiums with sustainable designs.

2. What information did you find interesting and educational? I think it is interesting how these companies have been designing these structures, and what they have been using to build them with.

3. Why did you select the article? I selected this article to learn about how companies are conserving important materials such as water.

4. How will this information help you in the sport management industry?

This will help me in the industry since I will be able to use this information to make suggestions as to how to improve facilities in the sport field.