Alton Secondary School and Community Centre
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- 218,500 ft²
This unique integrated design combines three different partners, a three-storey public high school, a community library and a public community centre. The combined $40 million facility features a dramatic Tree Canopy entrance. This open trellis type structure is 32 feet tall and projects 16 feet from one side of the base, creating an unbalanced structure designed to give the effect of a tree growing from the building.
The 156,000 square foot high school will house 1,500 students who will share the community centre’s athletic facilities, including three gymnasiums, lighted artificial turf sports field, eight-lane track and spectator seating.
The 7,000 square foot library will serve both students and the community, including flexible space to take full advantage of new and emerging information technology.
The 55,500 square foot Community Centre will be linked to the high school. In partnership with Burlington Hydro, the complex will support a rooftop solar system, which will feed energy back into the city's power grid system.