Emerald Hills Leisure Centre plays a significant role towards the fulfillment of Strathcona County’s Aquatic Strategy. Designed with complete accessibility, features include a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool; a four-lane, 25-metre adjustable depth pool; a children’s teach pool; a whirlpool and steam room, as well as change facilities. The greatest challenge in the design, fabrication, and erection of the streel structure centered on the dramatic architectural expression of the building exterior. 3-D modelling during the shop drawing phase provided clash detection between the secondary steel framing and exterior cladding elements prior to the fabrication and shipping of the steel support elements. Structural steel is the only building material that would have been able to successfully achieve the resulting architectural expression of the building.
Submitted by: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
CISC Members: Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., Sturo Metal Inc.