Rassay is a Small, 13 mile long island , located in the North-west coast of Scotland containing only one close knit group of people, with community spirit a main focus within the inhabitants of the island. The community within this island, after suffering with an inadequate space for the activities they undertook, decided to embark upon creating a new village hall space with the aim of stimulating and supporting the local people. The brief provided was simple, to create a modern, sustainable building with low running costs. The space inside must be flexible enough to allow for various activities from P.
Firstenburg Community Center Case Study - Opsis Architecture
The Firstenburg Community Center is a multi-use facility that combines recreational and community spaces with other public services. It embodies the character of the community, provides convenient access to services and brings together a diverse mix of users. The community spaces incorporate child watch, a teen lounge and game room, a senior lounge and resource room, and meeting rooms. The multi-use community rooms, which together seat up to , address the lack of meeting and gathering spaces in east Vancouver and provide a venue for City Council meetings, social dances, performances, neighborhood fairs and community forums. The building and site were carefully designed to seamlessly integrate a now complete city branch library also designed by Opsis , a future lap pool, and a future arts and crafts wing, which will reinforce the civic identity of this facility. Families have the opportunity to visit the site together, using library and community center resources to enjoy a wide range of recreation and learning activities. Read the full case study report here.
Every town or neighborhood has one or more of these local landmarks, places that play a prominent role in everyday community life. They serve as informal and formal gathering places, economic anchors, or symbols of history and identity. These places are not typical candidates for historic preservation.
Until the village hall was completed in December , Bruisyard had no shop, pub or any other public building other than the local grade 1 listed parish church. Public transport in the area is also very limited. The need for a village hall was identified through the consultation process which led to the publication of the Parish Plan in