2018 Architectural Institute of British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Medal
Hindle Architects supported SHAPE Architecture through the design and delivery of the new Columbia Valley Community Facility, serving as the project’s Local Architect between 2014 and 2017.
“Nestled in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky and Purcell Mountains, the Village of Invermere is unique in that its main street is still intact and vibrant. The new community centre forms a civic destination by reinforcing the pedestrian route through the town. This sequence of public spaces culminates in a new civic plaza, exterior amphitheatre and roof patio with views of the distant mountains on all sides.
Throughout Canada, many small towns and villages converge around a single public building, the community hall. By virtue of the multitude of activities that such a building must accommodate, these halls must be flexible and adaptable. The Village of Invermere, in cooperation with the Columbia Valley Regional District, sought to build a new community hall that could accommodate a wide range of activities; from conferences to athletics, and town hall meetings to theatre and chamber music performances. The project mandate was to provide a new building to house this broad range of events but also reflect the spirit of the Columbia Valley
The Columbia Valley Community Facility includes a community hall and village library for public use, and support spaces including a commercial kitchen, theatre control room, dressing areas and administrative and technical spaces.” - SHAPE Architecture
CLIENT: District of Invermere
LOCATION: Invermere, BC, Canada
PROGRAM AREA: 21,000 sf
DESIGN ARCHITECT: SHAPE Architecture
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Hindle Architects