UBC Aquatic Centre

Location 6080 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC
Architech Acton Ostry Architects + MJMA
GC Wales Mclelland Construction
Completed 2017
LEED Gold Certified
Exterior View
Exterior View
Dynamic form that dramatically reveals activities taking place within.

Completed in 2017, the 8,000 square metre Aquatic Centre is located at the University of British Columbia’s, Point Grey Campus. The new facility accommodates high performance training, community aquatics and student campus life. Angular massing, a soaring roof canopy and extensive glazing merge to create a dynamic form that dramatically reveals activities taking place within.

The Lanes
The Lanes
Roofline
Roofline

A central skylight spine brings natural light into the center of the space while our ES SERIES motorized shades control the light coming through the south facing glazing.

Installation was a challenge with the deep pocket detail and working to accommodate the sloped roofline. Each shade had to be hung stepped up or down from the next to compliment the angles of the structure.

Concourse
Concourse
The Shades
The Shades

The details

Shade Type
LEGRAND Solarfective - ES-3 Motorized Pocket Detail
Operation
Somfy Sonesse 50 RA Motors Hardwired Momentary Switches and MGC’s
Hardware
Ceiling White Hembar, Hanger and Closure
Fabric
Phifer Sheerweave 4400 - Eco\Chalk