Location: Stony Plain, Alberta
Project Value: $13 Million

The Heritage Park Pavilion is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility set in a newly constructed park adjacent to Stony Plain’s Heritage Village. The building’s colour palette, materials, and forms address the town’s informal architectural guidelines while considering rural and heritage themes with an emphasis on accommodating the renowned town mural program.

The pavilion includes an assembly space for over 1,000 people used for the Blueberry Blue Grass festival, Remembrance Day ceremonies, Rodeo Week, farmer’s markets, farm equipment & live stock trade shows and informal sporting events, combined with external storage facilities and a workshop.

As an active farmer’s market, rodeo staging area, and farm equipment storage space, the facility has finishes and design to address durability and vehicular circulation and access while providing architectural gestures which address the Stony Plan architectural guidelines. In addition to this, an inviting timber trellis over a string of transparent overhead doors and clerestorey glazing characterize the facility, making it suitable to serve as a pavilion for festivals and town ceremonies. Sustainable initiatives included efficient mechanical & lighting design, clerestorey glazing & overhead doors, allowing natural daylight to flood in, a water retention pond for stormwater capture overland drainage used to irrigate the park, and rainwater silos for the capture of roof runoff for additional watering requirements for rodeo surface anti-dusting.