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Rocky Pines Community Centre Lower Nicola Indian Band

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Rocky Pines Community Centre is on Lower Nicola Indian Band land, near a small community of 100 homes, located in a pine forest with views of the mountains and surrounding valley. The building is designed to serve as a multi-functional space that hosts a variety of community events such as dinners, presentations, workshops and movie nights. The Community Centre also comprises a library, convenience store, meeting room, kitchen and coin-operated laundry. The building is constructed using mass timber elements such as glue-laminated beams/purlins and has a nail laminated timber roof deck. Local pine wood is used throughout for interior wood cladding, ceilings, doors and trims. Large wood frame windows allow for ample daylight and natural ventilation. The project's compact design offers a small environmental footprint while meeting the needs of Rocky Pines community members.

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  • Client:Lower Nicola Indian Band
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  • Size:4,385 ft² (407 m²)
  • Status:Completed May 2018
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Rocky Pines Community Centre

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Rocky Pines Community Centre

Lower Nicola Indian Band

Rocky Pines Community Centre is on Lower Nicola Indian Band land, near a small community of 100 homes, located in a pine forest with views of the mountains and surrounding valley. The building is designed to serve as a multi-functional space that hosts a variety of community events such as dinners, presentations, workshops and movie nights. The Community Centre also comprises a library, convenience store, meeting room, kitchen and coin-operated laundry. The building is constructed using mass timber elements such as glue-laminated beams/purlins and has a nail laminated timber roof deck. Local pine wood is used throughout for interior wood cladding, ceilings, doors and trims. Large wood frame windows allow for ample daylight and natural ventilation. The project's compact design offers a small environmental footprint while meeting the needs of Rocky Pines community members.

Details

  • Client Lower Nicola Indian Band
  • Size 4,385 ft² (407 m²)
  • Status Completed May 2018

Program

    • Central Gathering Space
    • Convenience Store
    • Library
    • Meeting Room 
    • 4 Offices
    • Kitchen
    • Coin Operated Laundry

Features

    • Mass Timber Structure
    • Fully integrated landscaping utilizing local plant species 
    • Compact design provides small environmental footprint
    • Utilizes natural daylight and cross ventilation strategies
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