Prime Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design
170,000 sq ft | 15,793 sq m
The Edge School for Athletes is a school and sports complex which includes a twin ice facility, dry sport fieldhouse, support facilities and Alberta Education compliant educational facilities. The state-of-the-art educational facility truly represents the integration of recreational amenities with learning spaces.
The school design embraced the integration of athletics and academics both in curriculum, but also in visual massing, materials selection and in functional connectivity. The predominant physical features of the complex are the twin hockey rinks and fieldhouse.
Our design team was challenged with the construction budget and this required innovative design solutions. We conceived of utilizing three post-tensioned membrane structures for the fieldhouse and ice rinks. The concept to use both a tensioned membrane system integrated with conventional construction provided the answer needed to complete the project within budget.