RBC Centre

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RBC Centre

Dartmouth, NS 2019

Project Description

The RBC Centre features three NHL-sized ice pads, of which one has seating for 600, and an Olympic-sized rink with room for 300 temporary seats. Other amenities include dressing rooms for the ice arenas and adjacent soccer field, a team training facility for the Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL team, concessions, a retail store and fast-food tenants, offices for Hockey Nova Scotia, a multipurpose room, a boardroom and administration offices.

The main lobby is an open two-story volume connected to the upper level via a generous feature stair prominently located at the glazed face of the building beside the entry vestibule. The second level is clearly organized with a linear public circulation and viewing area at the end of the four rinks.

The facility is targeting LEED Silver certification and is consistent with the concept of responsible and sustainable development and resource efficiency, particularly with respect to the use of water, energy and materials. It requires less energy to operate than comparable facilities.

Project Details

Architect: Architecture49
Construction Cost: $38,000,000
Square Feet: 175,350 sf
Occupancy: September 2017

Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: American Buildings Co.

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Elite Lighting

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Harris Time

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: TOA Corporation

Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: Strescon Ltd.

Ice Rinks - Dashers: Athletica

Ice Rinks - Refrigeration Units: Cimco Refrigeration

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Armstrong

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Mondo

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Decolam

Public Art Studio : Passage Studio

Architect Of Record

Halifax, NS

Design Architect

1640 Market Street , NS

Landscape Architect

Winnipeg, MB

Public Art Studio

Passage Studio
Halifax, NS