Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

Kanata, ON

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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.


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