Keewatin Patricia District School Board
Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre

Address (Map): 100 Casimir Avenue, Dryden, Ontario P8N 3L4 Canada
Sector: Educational
Delivery Type: Design-Bid-Build
MCW Office: Winnipeg
Status: Complete

Project Description

The Centre provides a high quality venue for cultural entertainment events and the delivery of comprehensive training services utilizing the latest technology.


MCW provided mechanical and electrical engineering for this 34,000 square feet, $7.6 million facility completed in 2004. The building consists of classroom and instructional areas complete with a 500-seat performing theatre.


The Centre was designed with emphasis on energy conservation and incorporated a full theatre design, green sustainable design, meeting CBIP. The building is designed with free cooling during the shoulder season and City water-cooling to minimize air conditioning loads. The project consisted of an air-to-air heat exchanger, energy efficient lighting throughout to enhance the architectural décor, main entrance utilizes solar energy to aid in heating, indirect high output lighting illuminated the feature wood entry lobby, and integrated data network and teleconferencing system.


The mechanical and electrical systems are comprised of cutting-edge systems, which are environmentally sound. The design significantly reduced operating cost, greatly enhanced the physical comfort of individuals in the training and work environment while promoting good environment practice. The auditorium centre showcases the latest lighting, sound and multimedia equipment including video conferencing. The design of the space provides a venue for multiple uses.

Award:

2008 – Wood Works “Northern Ontario Excellence” Award

Presented by Ontario Wood Works / Canadian Wood Council to Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre Design by Peterson + Habib Consultants Inc.

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