Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata
Richcraft Recreation Complex-KanataKanata, ON
The Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata (RRCK) serves the community in the northwest sector of the city. The facility was designed to promote health, fitness and wellbeing, offering a variety of programs for all age groups, from preschool children to seniors, including general interest and specialized levels. The complex offers a range of community and recreation facilities, including a 3,500-square-foot fitness facility featuring cardio and weight training; two gymnasiums; community rooms; an eight-lane, 25-meter pool; a leisure pool; and multipurpose rooms. A synthetic turf field and outdoor activity areas — including a splash pad, playgrounds, basketball courts and a skate park — complete the programming.
Situated on six hectacres of previously undeveloped land, the complex preserves its natural setting. The facility takes advantage of existing trails with an outdoor education center and cross-country ski trails for use in winter months.
In keeping with residents’ concerns about the environmental impact of the complex, sustainable measures were taken with the goal of achieving LEED Gold certification. Design considerations included ground-source heating and cooling, as well as graywater and heat-recovery systems for the pool and showers areas. A green roof is located on the southwest corner of the building directly over the pool change rooms.
Project DetailsArchitect: Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
Construction Cost: $43.14 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 78,146
Occupancy: December 2013
Building Systems - Skylights: Allied Plastic Skylights Ltd.
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Fitness Depot / Stark / Kinetic Solutions
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Fitness Depot
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: FDF Group
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: FDF Group / Nutrition Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Sport Systems Canada Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: OES Scoreboards
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Tony Lawson Audio
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Locker/Shower - Flooring: American Olean
Locker/Shower - Lockers: ASI Group
Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Saunafin
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Global / Instaco
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Soccer Goals: Delux / Sport Systems Canada Inc.
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces: Sportica
Pools - Bulkheads: Myrtha Pools USA
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: NCAquatics
Pools - Covers: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: American Olean
Pools - Dehumidifiers: Dectron Inc.
Pools - Diving Boards: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Filtration Systems: NCAquatics
Pools - Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA
Pools - Heaters: NCAquatics
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools USA
Pools - Lane Markers: Commercial Aquatic Supplies
Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems
Pools - Starting Blocks: Myrtha Pools USA
Skate Plaza: Newline Skateparks Inc.