Name: Strathcona Community Centre
Location: Strathcona Park
Designer: Andrew Pham
For this studio project, the challenge was to design in the manner of a given architect. In the manner of Alvar Aalto, the building serves as a democratic gateway into Strathcona Park and is comprised of a community of uses, synonymous to the context surrounding the Northeast corner of the site.
In response to the issues of densification in the city, the main courtyard acts as a street that is given back to the people of the community as a liberating gesture for the public realm.