Posts Tagged ‘burnaby’

May

11

Edmonds Community Centre awarded BCRPA Facility of the Year Award

Edmonds3Burnaby’s Edmonds Community Centre and Fred Randall Pool was honoured with the BC Recreation and Parks Association’s Facility of Excellence Award at this year’s annual Symposium which took place in Victoria on May 8.

The 95,000 square foot community centre is the fifth CEI-designed facility to be recognized by the provincial awards, joining other notable projects such as the Cloverdale Recreation Centre in Surrey and Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.

Each year, the BCRPA recognizes outstanding programs, dedicated professionals, and innovative facilities that enhance the recreation, parks, and culture services sector. The full award list can be viewed here.

Congratulations to all the members of the project team on a job well done!

Apr

22

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.

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May

17

Tommy Douglas Library achieves LEED Gold

CEI Architecture is proud to announce that Burnaby’s Tommy Douglas Library has officially achieved LEED Gold certification. This project joins our growing portfolio of sustainable projects including WIllingdon Park Phases 8 and 9, and the University of Victoria Administrative Services Building, both of which have recently achieved LEED Gold.

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Apr

10

Further progress at Edmonds Pool and Community Centre

Spring has arrived and the Edmonds Pool and Community Centre is beginning its 16th month of construction.

In recent months, the building form has been revealed through the pouring of concrete and the erection of the steel superstructure. In the coming months, with much anticipated hopes for dry weather, the number of trades and workers on site will increase and the building will be enclosed with the installation of roofing, wall cladding and windows.

One of the most impressive spaces in the building is the natatorium. Its main elements include the six lane, 25 metre lap pool, the leisure pool with curved walls that bound the lazy river channels, a whirlpool and a double flume waterslide. The curved V-truss that forms the main spine of the roof-supporting structure has been erected recently and will be the signature architectural and structural feature of the pool space.

Another highlight will be the atrium-style public lobby that will feature a unique expression of glulam structure and wood decking as a West Coast signature. The lobby will provide transparency and linkage between key programmatic elements, and create a welcoming space for staff, patrons and visitors.

The quality of workmanship under the supervision of Smith Bros. & Wilson General Contractors has been maintained at a high level from the start of the project. We expect that the final result will not only be a welcomed asset for the Edmonds community, but will also be an urban gem.

Click on the construction images below to view them at full size.

Jan

3

Progress of Edmonds Pool and Community Centre in the news

The Daily Commercial News posted a nice update on the progress of the Edmonds Pool and Community Centre, designed by CEI.

The article notes that the $30 million project, located in Burnaby, BC, remains on schedule and budget, with expected completion in the fall of 2012.

It includes a few quotes from Mark Hentze, partner in charge of the project, such as:

“It’s going to add a very fun and welcoming recreational facility for families in the City of Burnaby.”

And:

“We received a lot of input from design workshops and a large design charrette in which many community groups participated directly and they really contributed to the program and design. We listened to what people felt would strengthen the community and responded to that.”

You can find the original article here.

Dec

9

Edmonds Pool set to make a splash in 2012

This time next year the people of Burnaby will be celebrating the holidays pool side.

The $30 million Edmonds Pool and Community Centre broke ground earlier this year and remains on schedule and budget. That means the multi-use centre will be ready to host holiday functions of every sort next season.

“Everything is going really well and the community centre remains on track to be open late in 2012,” says Mark Hentze, partner at CEI Architecture. “It’s going to add a very fun and welcoming recreational facility for families in the City of Burnaby.”

The aquatics centre features a six-lane, 25-metre pool, a leisure pool, warm swim and therapy lanes, a lazy river with two channels, and double waterslides. The community centre also features a 12,000-square-foot twin gymnasium, as well as multi-purpose rooms, child minding spaces, spaces for seniors and youth, art rooms, a fitness studio, a fitness centre and a central atrium social space that becomes a community living room.

Edmonds Pool and Community Centre has been designed with the needs of its culturally diverse Burnaby community in mind. For example, the pool change rooms will adopt the current trend towards universal/family change spaces but still offer gender-specific spaces with a high degree of privacy.

“It’s really a very interesting place,” says Mark Hentze. “It’s one of the most diverse multi-cultural communities we’ve ever worked in. Some of the people who will use the centre have come to Canada from countries in which the notion of a public community and aquatics centre is an entirely new concept. We received a lot of input from design workshops and a large design charrette in which many community groups participated directly and they really contributed to the program and design. We listened to what people felt would strengthen the community and responded to that.”

The building sits between Richmond Park to the north and the urban edge of Edmonds Street to the south. It creates the classically Canadian condition of the urban meeting the suburban. It is aimed at remaining as energy conscious as possible and is currently pursuing LEED Silver certification.