CAMP FIRCOM DINING HALL REPLACEMENT
STATUS : COMPLETE
LOCATION : GAMBIER ISLAND, BC
CLIENT : CAMP FIRCOM SOCIETY, BC CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
After closing its doors in 2005 Camp Fircom required a total site redevelopment in order to address aging building and infrastructure. Principle Architecture lead this extensive redevelopment program including design and coordination for 6 new buildings, 2 major renovations and replacement of all civil infrastructure and site services.
The big transformative move in the project was to ‘retire’ the 1930s heritage dining hall, maintaining it as an iconic camp building for gathering but relieving it from the intensity of food service and dining.
The new community building was designed to accommodate dining and food service for 200. As well, the design included multipurpose activity space, storage and washroom facilities in order to be a useful hub for all-day activity under one roof, particularly suited to the wet Howe Sound marine environment.