Facilities of Merit 2018: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky RidgeCalgary, AB 2018
Year in Showcase: 2018
Nestled in the foothills of the northwest part of Calgary, the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is a regional community and recreation center that combines sports and fitness activities with cultural and community uses. Inspired by the rolling landscape, the YMCA is an open and integrated facility connecting uses on the site with the activities inside.
The building houses a hockey and leisure ice arena, a triple gymnasium, a running track, a large fitness area and studios, and an aquatics center with an eight-lane, 25-meter competition pool, a wave pool, a lazy river and vortex, a climbing wall, a water slide and a tots pool.
In addition to its fitness and recreation uses, Shane Homes YMCA has community program spaces including a 250-seat theater, art-making and display spaces, and a public library branch. It also incorporates tenant spaces for food services and physiotherapy.
“This is a compelling use of an abstract roof form to unify the building’s curves. Understated interior design and the roof structural system all contribute to the great feeling of the building.” — Don Jones
“Public concourse is a vibrant and well-thought-out space with views to all major activity areas. Single roof form is bold, yet refined.” — Adam Bastjan
“Certainly unconventional and bold, but graceful in concept and execution. Most probably love it or hate it. I’m in the first camp.” — Stephen Springs
Project DetailsArchitect: GEC Architecture
Construction Cost: $138,474,306.10
Square Feet: 280,000ft2
Occupancy: December 2017
Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Rockwerx
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: JBL Professional
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Regupol America
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Hussey Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: RSL Manufacturing
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Qued, Div. of Seaway Mats Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Holophane
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: JBL Professional
Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: E & D Specialty Stands Inc.
Ice Rinks - Refrigeration Units: Startec Refrigeration
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Regupol America
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Shanahan's Manufacturing
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Shanahan's Manufacturing
Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp./ SUITMATE
Pools - Bleachers: E & D Specialty Stands Inc.
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Pools - Dehumidifiers: Engineered Air
Pools - Diving Boards: Duraflex International Corp.
Pools - Filtration Systems: Nemato
Pools - Lane Markers: Dal-Tile Corp.
Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems
Pools - Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Water Play Features: Waterplay Solutions Corp.