Bayview Glen Private School, Addition and Renovations
North York, Ontario
Bayview Glen Private School
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The addition and renovation to the Bayview Glen School involved the construction of a three storey Prep School addition to an existing Upper School building. The addition included a double gymnasium, a 300 seat dining hall, a new library and resource centre, a state of the art fitness room and classrooms, as well as a dedicated music centre for the school. The existing Upper School was renovated to accommodate additional classrooms and student commons areas. A sense of community in the school was highlighted through creating a student hub of activity where the new gymnasium, existing auditorium, new dining hall and Library converge around a pedestrian gallery space filled with student activity and a sense of Bayview Glen’s school spirit and identity.
Situated on a dense urban site, the Bayview Glen Prep School Addition provided relief from the hustle and bustle of the site by providing the school with a Roof Terrace used for outdoor classrooms and activities, Green Roof Allotment Gardens, and a Contemplative Garden. All of these special outdoor spaces are used to encourage student engagement with the environment and raising awareness through their involvement in agricultural tasks. The site also incorporated the use of permeable paving and a bio swale in addressing the sensitivities of the ravine site and the water balance concerns.