Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

Edmonton, Alta. 2012

Project Description

This signature recreation facility for the residents of South Edmonton is the first of several identified in the Edmonton recreation master plan. The facility is designed around a dynamic central gathering space surrounded by community activity areas. The naturally lit central lobby has views into each activity area, creating the active, social heart of the center. Here visitors can meet, walk, watch activities, enjoy coffee or just relax.

The Terwillegar Centre serves citizens of all ages and abilities, provides multigenerational programs and ensures universal accessibility. Key activity spaces include a four-sheet ice arena and flex hall that can be divided into three separate ball courts or opened to create one large space equivalent in size to an indoor soccer field. The second-floor indoor track and fitness center accommodate walking and jogging, cardio and weight training, and youth fitness. Multipurpose rooms are located throughout the building for group meetings, parties, classes and scheduled activities.

The building architecture is inspired by Edmonton's beautiful river valley, ravines and the North Saskatchewan River, as are the chosen colors of copper, green and blue. The collision of the building forms is reminiscent of ice on the frozen river in the winter months, culminating in the central glass atrium that offers spectacular views of the city to the northeast. The combination of metal cladding with clear and colored glass creates a facility that is beautiful, dynamic and functional both day and night.

Project Details

ARCHITECT OF RECORD (recreation center):: SAHURI + Partners Architecture Inc.; Calgary, Alta.
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT (ice arena) : BBB Architects; Toronto, Ont.
Construction Cost: $140 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 185,139
Occupancy: January 2011

Access Ramps/Stairs: Spectrum Aquatics

Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Basketball: Mondo

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Centaur Products Inc.

Bleachers: National Recreation Systems Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: National Recreation Systems Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: National Recreation Systems Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: National Recreation Systems Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Dashers: Canadian Arena Products Ltd.

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

Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.

Entertainment Systems: Bell Satellite TVs

Floor Covers: Mondo

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Folding Chairs: Centaur Products Inc.

Gymnasium - Acoustic Panels: Sonex One

Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Lane Markers: Spectrum Aquatics

Lockers: Shanahan's Manufacturing

Multipurpose: Mondo

Pools - Sling Lift: Waverly Clen Systems

Pools - Steam Room: Am-Finn Sauna & Steam

Racquetball/Squash Courts: Mondo

Refrigeration Units: Cimco Refrigeration

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scorers Tables: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Shanahan's Manufacturing

Soccer Goals: Centaur Products Inc.

Sports Surfaces: Centaur Floor Systems LLC

Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics

Tennis: Mondo

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Tennis Nets/Posts: Centaur Products Inc.

Track: Mondo

Volleyball: Mondo

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports (Senoh)

Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Inc.