Greenwich National Park

Client: Parks Canada
Program: /
Size: 2500 sf
Cost: $ 300,000

Taking the elemental form of a pastoral community of gabled barns, the Greenwich National Park public beach facility provides sustainable park services for visitors and personnel. All of the energy required for the project’s daily lighting and water pump operations are fulfilled by both wind and sun generated power. The design features an observation tower supporting an energy producing windmill and water reservoir. Using wind and solar power, water is pumped up to the elevated tank where it is heated by the sun. The water can then flow back down to faucets and shower heads under force of gravity. Water consumption is reduced with the integration of composting toilets to treat washroom waste.