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Sports + Recreation

Client
Calgary Winter Club

Location
Calgary, AB

Completion
2021

Sector
Sports & Recreation

Services
Master Planning, Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design

Size
310,000 sq ft | 28,800 sq m

Project Description

S2 worked with the Calgary Winter Club to undertake an evaluation of its Capital Concepts document, and in collaboration with a specially formed committee at the Club, we developed a road map for planned short-term and long-term growth.

A good deal of time was spent studying existing construction drawings and understanding the Club’s culture, its business model, its history of construction, the site, and current building systems. We asked questions about past, present and anticipated future needs.

With this information we generated high level design scenarios celebrating the history of the Winter Club and existing architectural features to be transformed. Design scenarios accommodating the Club’s growth were developed along with order of magnitude costing. These design scenarios incorporated a new ice surface, indoor tennis, squash, racket and Pickle Ball courts, interior field house facilities, indoor pool, shower facilities, new parkade, administration offices, and a roof mounted bocce ball pitch. It is a complete redesign of the facility and when complete, will offer a full range of year-round recreation and training facilities.

The interior concepts and solutions required the ceiling design to be highly customized and we worked closely with the consulting engineers to develop creative solutions that mitigated the challenging site conditions. Results include highly coordinated mechanical and lighting solutions, gel diffusion sheets that uniquely disburse lighting in the curling lounge, and custom metal perforated ceiling panels to reflect the design concept and accommodate site conditions.