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Meadows Community Recreation Centre & Library

The Meadows Community Recreation Centre is a multifunctional facility that serves the growing needs of the City of Edmonton.

EDMONTON, AB

The Meadows Community Recreation Centre is a multifunctional facility that serves the growing needs of the City of Edmonton.

The facility houses two ice rinks, a 15,000 ft² public library, a 10-lane, 25-metre swimming pool with a 5-metre-high diving platform, and a waterslide. Other amenities include a weight room, gymnasium, and indoor running track.

The facility serves to anchor the community with future adjacent schools to be built and a transportation hub connecting the Silver Berry neighbourhood with the rest of Edmonton.

Project led by Entuitive leaders while employed at a previous firm.

The framing of the building is varied with concrete columns and shear walls, steel columns and braced frames, and glulam roofing members. Two-metre-deep welded wide flange beams span up to 38 metres in length and frame the unique shed-like roof with alternating valleys and ridges.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

The City of Edmonton

ARCHITECT

Group2 Architecture;
Interior Design with Perkins+Will

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant

SIZE

21,832 m² (235,000 ft²)

BUDGET

$119 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

EDMONTON

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ENTUITIVE APPROACHES ENGINEERING CHALLENGES, AND DISCOVER WHY ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE MATTERS FOR YOUR PROJECT.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

Designing creatively within an extremely tight schedule and budget.

Solution One

Working within a design and construction window of only nine months, Entuitive engineered an exposed structure that would be architecturally expressive, including precast concrete floors and a combination of structural steel and glulam roof structures. The use of load-bearing masonry throughout the ground floor and most of the second contributed to the cost efficiency and speed of construction for the project.

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