Edmonds Pool and Community Centre preparing to open
The Edmonds Pool and Community Centre is just weeks away from opening in Burnaby, BC. Residents of the community can look forward to amenities including a six-lane, 25-metre pool, leisure pool with zero beach entry, warm swim/therapy lanes, lazy river with two channels, double waterslide, modesty change spaces, and a series of innovative accessibility features. A community centre also features a 12,000 square foot twin gymnasium, fitness centre, a community kitchen, and multi-use and art rooms.
CEI Architecture began the design of the 95,000 square foot Edmonds Pool and Community Centre by engaging all key stakeholders in a significant public engagement effort to ensure that the facility would meet the needs of its highly diverse neighbourhood demographic. Being responsive to a wide range of user needs has given the facility a rich programmatic mix that combines social, recreation, and cultural aspects.
An atrium-style lobby will feature a West Coast expression of glulam structure and wood decking. The lobby will provide transparency and links between key programmatic elements, while creating a welcoming space for staff, patrons, and visitors.