December 8th, 2022
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF VALLEY PARK LIBRARY FEATURED IN AZURE MAGAZINE
In the Hamilton neighbourhood of Stoney Creek, the Valley Park Community Centre had been connecting residents for over four decades. But since its opening in the 1980s, the town has grown and diversified significantly — and the values and priorities of the community have evolved in turn. Now, thanks to a retrofit and expansion by local firm mcCallumSather, the hub has been transformed to meet current needs, while also looking towards the future; the building’s sustainable features will allow it to serve this vibrant community for years to come.
“One of the most exciting ways in which libraries are evolving is how community spaces can be used as an educational tool to demonstrate sustainable design leadership,” says Drew Hauser, Director of Design & Business Development with mcCallumSather. “Public spaces, especially those focused on learning, should set an example for increasing sustainable practices in our communities.”