Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre, HCMA Architecture + Design Vancouver, Canada
WINNER: Future Projects - Civic
Notes from the judges on the winning project:
"Accepting the programmatic requirements of closed boxes for ball courts and gymnastics, the building is fragmented with in-between spaces captured for play and civic life"
"A flow of natural landscape including water features, boulders and trees permeate and enliven the upper terraces, which allow views to the sea, the city and the mountains"
"Where possible huge areas of glazing dissolved the sports and arts activities with the landscape. Collages showing views through from the public atrium through the swimming pool to the mountains were stunning"