Project POWER

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    Exterior render of the community centre from the perspective of a person riding a canoe
    Exterior Render
    Enoch Liu
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    Render from inside the community centre, looking out at the fish ladder.
    Interior View Render
    Enoch Liu
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    Exterior Render of the fishpond.
    Exterior Render
    Enoch Liu
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    Axonometric diagram portraying circulation paths, program, and active systems within the community centre.
    Hybrid Axonometric Diagram
    Enoch Liu
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    Section of community centre.
    Section
    Enoch Liu
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    Axonometric Diagram of the site including surrounding natural systems.
    Site Axonometric Diagram
    Enoch Liu
Author(s)
Enoch Liu
Project Date

Congratulations to Enoch Liu, recipient of the Outstanding Design Work in 2B (Arch 293) Award.

 

Settled on an overlooked interstice of Cambridge, Ontario, Project POWER is a holistic community center, reconnecting locals and visitors to the river that defines this town. Building off an abandoned hydroelectric project, this design reinvigorates the industrial personality of the city, producing surges of electricity that can power 575 homes in the neighbourhood. Additionally, this intervention offers an edible garden, a canoe portage, and a fishing pond, tying together the activities defining the riparian zone and the city. At the center of these elements lies an educational center: a glowing hub that contextualizes the history of the river, its present forces at play, and its potential to catalyze local and sustainable living.