City of Calgary
Building Envelope Consultant
The Quarry Park Recreation Facility, also known as the Remington YMCA, is situated in Calgary’s southeast. The facility is approximately 100,000 ft² in area and sits on 16.5 acres. The project was part of the City of Calgary’s “Investing in Communities” initiative to provide healthy recreational activities and opportunities to residents.
The facility houses an aquatics centre, gymnasiums, fitness centre, multi-purpose rooms, a library, daycare facility, and food services.
Challenge: The architectural design includes a large glazed exterior wall spanning up to 10 metres in vertical height within the aquatics facility. The anticipated temperature and humidity conditions within the aquatics facility posed a challenge in terms of glazing system design and performance. Both had to maintain the architectural vision while maintaining occupant comfort and mitigating condensation.
Solution: Entuitive worked with the architect to develop a glazing system to achieve the architectural appearance and minimize the potential for condensation in exterior winter conditions. Our team provided in-depth thermal analysis of multiple glazing assemblies and mullion configurations, as well as environmental analysis to identify a best case balance between aesthetics and performance.