Location Calgary (AB), Canada Client/operator City of Calgary Architects GEC Architecture Suite 300, 2207 4th Street SW CA-Calgary, Alberta, T2S 1X1 www.gecarchitecture.com Staff David Edmunds, Partner-In-Charge Andrew Tankard, Project Architect Noel Heard, Designer Lacey Pearn, Interior Designer Sylvia Gacek, Technical Lead Cody Holliday, Contract Administrator Authors Robyn Erhardt and Michael Chomik GEC Architecture Photos dsTroyer photography / David Troyer Official opening September 2016 Construction costs USD 44,454,650 (EUR 39.5 million)
INCLUSIVE FACILITY REMINGTON YMCA POOL AND WELLNESS FACILITY IN CALGARY The Remington YMCA serves the citizens of Calgary and the surrounding area as a hub for health, wellness, and community spirit. Designed by GEC Architecture (GEC), the YMCAâ€™s expansive glazing and bright, open spaces invoke a sense of connection, sparking interest and encouraging participation. The facility embodies the City of Calgaryâ€™s strategy to build vibrant communities, and features leisure and competition pools, a hot tub and sauna, a gymnasium, running track, fitness area, daycare, childminding, and public library. The Remington YMCA creates an iconic entrance to Quarry Park: a re-imagined inner city neighborhood with modern architecture and urban planning. The YMCA is given prominence amid the office buildings by being situated at the end of the linear park set back from the street. The facility entrance is marked by a plaza which provides space for public gatherings or spontaneous activities.
Inclusive and connected interior environment While traditional wellness facilities typically separate each program element, the Remington YMCA celebrates the integration of activities. From the central spine of the facility users can see the natatorium, the glass-walled gymnasium, the library, and the daycare. One central control point leads a visitor to each sb 3/2017
Pools and wellness facilities, IAKS