Remington YMCACalgary, AB 2017
The Remington YMCA acts as a community hub for Quarry Park, providing the neighborhood in Calgary’s southeast quadrant a place to swim, lift weights or read a book. The facility offers flexible activity areas, a daycare, a natatorium, a library, fitness areas and an interior and exterior plaza for residents to create their own experience. Responding to today’s cultural and family needs, the facility features the first universal change room in Alberta. It is completely open to accommodate a variety of demographics and features plenty of private change rooms and washrooms.
Connectivity was critical for the City of Calgary and influenced how the building was organized to maximize visual and spatial connections between program elements. While traditional recreation facilities typically separate the functions, the Remington YMCA celebrates the integration of activities. Extensive glazing puts the activities on display, encouraging interest, use and participation from passersby. One central control point leads you to the change rooms, fitness facilities and the natatorium.
The Y acts as an iconic entrance to Quarry Park, an urban community organized around a central park. The facility bookends the park, providing an activity hub where the regional pathway systems culminate. To differentiate it from the surrounding office buildings and give it a sense of prominence, the building is set back from the street and features extensive glazing.
Project DetailsArchitect: GEC Architecture
Architect: GEC Architecture
Construction Cost: $44.4 Million
Square Feet: 106,502 sqft
Occupancy: July 2016
Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Western Archrib - Glulam Beams
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Centaur Floor Systems LLC
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Centaur Floor Systems LLC
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Seaway Plastics LTEE
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Lumen Pulse, Lumenline 2, LED Luminaire
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Centaur Floor Systems LLC
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Centaur Floor Systems LLC
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Centaur Floor Systems LLC
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Keystone Mosaic
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Shanahan's Manufacturing
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Shanahan's Manufacturing
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Liquid Metronics, Milton Roy
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Pools - Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.
Pools - Gutters: Dal-Tile Corp.
Pools - Heaters: Advanced Thermal Hydronics
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Pools - Sanitization Systems: UV Technology
Pools - Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.
Racquetball/Squash Courts - Court Panels/Glass Walls: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.