Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Located downtown next to City Hall and the waterfront, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre brings a much appreciated professional venue to the City. The theatre entrance flanks a sheltered forecourt which extends and opens the glazed City room and flanking practice auditorium outdoors to the street. A separate terrace provides a cordoned off venue along the entrance foyer for receptions. The landscape extends the gallery hall towards the street and parking with a linear, trellised approach walk and seating area. Custom lattice and fencing provide screening for residential neighbours and back of house loading docks. Pavements and furnishings express the strong horizontal character and graphite colour of the building brick. This LEED Gold certified project includes a palette of drought tolerant and native plants, low-maintenance grass mix as groundcover, a bioswale for natural drainage, high-albedo pavers and hybrid car parking spaces.