Category: Small Projects
Architect: MMP Architects Inc.
Owner/Client: Province of Manitoba
Structural Engineer: Wolfrom Engineering Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Williams Engineering Canada
Electrical Engineer: Williams Engineering Canada
Contractor: Westland Construction Ltd.
The Birds Hill Provincial Park Washroom/Shower Building is a seasonal building that serves over five hundred campground sites on the park's South Drive. The building's program includes sixteen individual showers, two family showers, two barrier free showers, and women's and men's washroom facilities. During the initial design meetings, it became apparent that the efficiency of the high-use building would be the focus for all major design decisions. The building developed as a sensitive response to the site and as a delicate juggle of program, systems and material. Through the collaborative approach, an architectural strategy rooted in green building principles emerged.