HRM Canada Games Centre

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HRM Canada Games Centre

Halifax, N.S. 2012

Project Description

Constructed to host the 2011 Canada Games, the HRM Canada Games Centre consists of an aquatic center, a field house, a fitness center, several associated athletic support spaces and a variety of community gathering areas.

The building entry leads into a naturally lit interior "street." The main level reception desk and changing room area, and a large, well-equipped second level fitness center are located in between the building's two primary components, a natatorium and a field house. Interior glazing is used throughout the building in order to provide visual connections between spaces and to allow the ample natural light to penetrate deep into the building. The natatorium features an eight-lane, 25-meter lap pool equipped with a movable floor in the shallow end, allowing for depth adjustment from zero to 1.8 meters.

In addition to the lap pool, a large shallow-depth leisure pool at the opposite end of the natatorium provides fun and exercise for all ages and features a dedicated tot pool, a hot tub, a variety of pool-deck water toys and three 25-meter swim lanes.

The field house offers three full-size basketball courts with high-performance hardwood flooring. Flush-mounted sockets in the floor allow the space to be configured for up to five regulation volleyball courts or eight badminton courts. Two ceiling-mounted curtains can further divide the space, allowing for valuable program flexibility.

Project Details

Architect: DSRA Envision Architecture Inc.; Halifax, N.S.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: AME Consulting Group Limited; Victoria, B.C.
Construction Cost: $45 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 176,000
Occupancy: February 2011

Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gared Sports

Bleachers: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Sheridan Gymnasium Equipment Ltd.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: Acu-Trol, Div. of Pentair Water

Dehumidifiers: Dectron Inc.

Divider Curtains: Qued, Div. of Seaway Mats Inc.

Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.

Dryers: GE

Filtration Systems: Mer-Made Filter Co.

Flooring, Aerobics: Regupol America

Flooring, Fitness Center: Regupol America

Free-Weight Equipment: CAP Barbell

Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R. Smith

Lane Markers: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lighting: Recreonics Inc.

Lighting: Cooper Lighting

Lockers: Hadrian Inc.

Multipurpose: Connor Sports Flooring

Pool - Moveable floor: KBE of North America

Pool - Waterslides: Polin, Westwind Leisure

Sanitization Systems: Lonza

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Strength Equipment: Hoist Fitness Systems

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Track: Traction

Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Spieth Anderson U.S.A. Inc.

Wall Padding: Centaur Products Inc.

Washers: GE

Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.