City of Calgary
27,000 m² (300,000 ft²)
Building Envelope Consultant
Targeting LEED® Gold
The Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility is a new complex situated in Calgary’s northwest. The facility will be approximately 300,000 ft2 in area and sits on a 64.5 acre site. The project is part of the City of Calgary’s “Investing in Communities” initiative.
The facility will house an aquatics centre including an eight lane competition pool, two ice rinks, gymnasiums, fitness centre, multipurpose rooms, a library, daycare facility, physiotherapy/medical clinic, a pro shop and food services.
Challenge: The roof of this 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 is 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 can meet 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.