Building the West Vancouver Aquatic Centre
The original West Vancouver Aquatic Centre was built in 1973 with the original 37.5m tank, adult hot tub, men’s and women’s changerooms and offices and was a wonderful place for play and recreation for the residents of West Vancouver.
In 2002, the doors closed for a complete renovation and expansion and on January 25, 2004 the doors reopened for a completely new recreation experience for all who enter its doors.
New opportunities for recreation users of all ages are the goal of the Aquatic Centre's multi-million dollar face lift. The new 40,000 sq. ft Aquatic Centre doubled in size and incorporates innovative and exciting features for leisure, health and fitness. Highlights include a 3750 square foot leisure pool with a 60 metre long waterslide.
Accessibility features are integral to the design of the facilities to ensure a high quality experience for people with disabilities. The newly-expanded pool also features an ozone and chlorine gas water treatment system, geothermal heating system and Aquascapes, a major public art project incorporated into the architectural design.
In March 2009, the construction of the West Vancouver Community Centre was completed and was joined to the Aquatic Centre by the Community Centre Atrium. The result is a state of the art community hub of recreational opportunities for all ages and building that truly is the heart of the community.
Hughes Condon Marler: Architects worked in conjunction with D.G.S. Construction Ltd., their sub consultants, Project Manager Basil Davis, District staff and Community Members to complete the project.
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