sustainable :: UWSA Daycare

sustainability
LEEDŽ Silver
131.2 kWh/m2/yr
21.3 Annual CO2 Emissions


location
548 Furby Pl., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

client
U of W Community Development Association

contractor
Manshield Construction Ltd.

consultant
S/ Wolfrom Eng. Ltd.
M/ Faraci Eng. Ltd.
E/ MCW/AGE


area
10,000 sf

cost
$2 Million

status
Completed 2009


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The University of Winnipeg Students Association daycare building is a new facility to accommodate an expanded number of daycare spaces to 112 children. The new building is located adjacent to the new Student and Community Housing complex and the new Richardson College for the Environment. The new building was designed as a series of light-filled pavilions in a linear formation each one with a large bay window opening onto the large protected play yard to the east.  Each of the play areas is a form full of colour and delight to ensure warm daylighting for the space. The exterior play space is accessible at two central cubbie areas which open into a flowing interior galleria.  A covered entrance welcomes children into an inviting lobby with a parents lounge and open kitchen visible as one enters the space.   The building is  designed as a LEED Silver facility with many energy and water saving features, high quality fresh air, durable and natural materials and high levels of natural light. The project was completed for occupancy in August 2009 and is LEED Silver certified.

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