Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre

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Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre

Langley, BC 2019

Project Description

The site is organized so that the arena at the northern edge serves as a noise buffer against the adjacent highway and provides high visibility for the complex. The water park at the south end is enclosed in wood fencing that provides acoustic separation and blends into the surrounding residential neighborhood. Parking and bike racks are located to the west, offering easy access from the highway and residential neighborhoods.

Upon arrival in the plaza, visitors proceed intuitively into the community center building or through the outdoor point-of-sale kiosk for the water park and associated playground. The arena is organized so non-participants have easy access to a warm south-end viewing gallery or upstairs arena seating. Dressing rooms are located to the north of a public skating lobby. Additional arena features include figure skating and minor hockey association offices, as well as home team amenities for the local junior hockey team.

This project has a highly unique approach to the aquatics programming season — especially for a project in Canada. The water park site is designed with moveable themed fencing to allow for two seasons of operation, and the pool deck is heated to avoid ice buildup. The project is bounded by a bathhouse at the south end that is used during the summer season as a convenient change space for water park users. A rooftop patio adds a unique user gathering space.

Project Details

Architect: HDR Architecture Associates, Inc.
Construction Cost: $39,480,000 CAD
Square Feet: Waterpark: 103,864 SF, Arena: 69,637 SF
Occupancy: June 2018

Dry playground equipment: Earth Scape

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: Cascadia Sport Systems

Ice Rinks - Dashers: Cascadia Sport Systems

Ice Rinks - Refrigeration Units: Fraser Valley Refrigeration

Ice Slab Construction : Gastaldo Ice Arena

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Centaur Floor Systems LLC

Pools: Water Tech

Pools - Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Wood Canopies: StructureCraft

Architect Of Record

HDR Architecture Associates, Inc.
Vancouver, BC

Design Architect

HDR Architecture Associates, Inc.
Vancouver, BC

Aquatic Engineer

Water Technology Inc.
Beaver Dam, WI

Landscape Architect

van der Zalm + Associates
Langley, BC