Location: Edmond, Okla.
Project submitted by: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects
The City of Edmond is a progressive city with a high quality of life, but was lacking indoor aquatic spaces. Through a series of discussions, a partnership was forged between the City of Edmond, the Edmond Public Schools system and the Greater Oklahoma City YMCA, with the a common goal to create an indoor aquatic space for leisure, wellness and competitive use. The center, located in a large regional park that contains a large number of ball fields, complements the design of a recently built senior center, creating a new image for the park.
The aquatic center features an eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool with two moveable bulkheads, two 1-meter diving stands and an integrated timing and scoring system. A 25-yard leisure pool features both a grand stair entry and zero-depth entry and offers underwater hydrotherapy seating. Separating the competitive pool from the recreational pools are retractable glass doors, allowing for a spectacular view.
While the overall facility design called for a single point-of-control entrance for day-to-day operations, a separate lobby provides access to the natatorium during events. The aquatic center incorporates the vibrant colors of the YMCA, and the building was oriented in a larger north exposure, allowing an abundance of natural light to penetrate the entire center.
Design Architect, Interior Design: Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, Dallas, Tex.
Architect of Record: Crafton Tull, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Square Footage: 105,000
Cost: $22.5 million
Occupancy: February 2013
Chemical control systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Access ramps/stairs/ladders/lifeguard stands: Spectrum Aquatics
Scoreboard/timing systems: Colorado Time Systems
Bulkheads/Filtration Systems: Nemato Corporation
Lane Markers: Antiwave Pool Products
Starting Blocks: KDI Paragon
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures
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