City of Calgary
27,000 m² (300,000 ft²)
Building Envelope Consultant
Targeting LEED® Gold
The Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility is a complex situated in Calgary’s northwest. The facility is approximately 300,000 ft² in area and sits on a 64.5 acre site. The project was part of the City of Calgary’s “Investing in Communities” initiative.
The facility houses an aquatics centre, including an eight-lane competition pool, two ice rinks, gymnasiums, fitness centre, multi-purpose rooms, a library, daycare facility, physiotherapy/medical clinic, a pro shop, and food services.
Challenge: The roof of the building includes undulating lines that are free flowing and blend with the rolling hills of its surrounding site. The curves of the roof and how the roof connects seamlessly to the exterior wall cladding and glazing systems was a particular challenge in terms of material selection, assembly composition, and the requirement to maintain the continuity of the building envelope sufficient for occupant comfort and the air and water tightness of the building.
Solution: Entuitive worked with the architect to evaluate the various cladding, roofing and glazing options, and details to ensure the building envelope met the aesthetic requirements, while beneath the visible skin it provides the required moisture management and continuity of air barriers, vapour retarders, and thermal barriers required for the internal uses of the building.