Athletes' Village: The Adaptive Reuse of Rexall Place
Von Kuster, Kurt
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Currently very few retired venues are reused and most are torn down to make room for new development. Of the venues that are reused, they are either converted into housing projects or mixed use commercial buildings. My goal of reusing Rexall Place, in Edmonton, Canada, is to help prove that the reuse of this building type is a viable option, one that can save many retired venues from demolition. The adaptive reuse of Rexall Place proposes the conversion of the large scale, sole purpose venue of the Edmonton Oilers hockey club into a multi-use facility that will continue to maintain the spirit of the building, while regenerating the urban fabric of the Northlands area. This project looks to give life back to Rexall Place, and spark urban regeneration in the communities surrounding Rexall Place by creating an accessible central hub for these communities through the inclusion of quality housing, shopping and recreational facilities.