Completed in 2017, the 8,000 square metre Aquatic Centre is a collaboration of MJMA (MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects) and Acton Ostry Architects.

Located at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus, the new facility accommodates high performance training, community aquatics and student campus life. Angular massing, a soaring roof canopy and extensive glazing all combine to create a dynamic form that dramatically reveals activities taking place within.

Strategic planning allows the competition venue to operate independent of student and community recreational programs. A central skylight spine creates a virtual separation of uses that facilitates delineation and user control for divergent programming. The complex includes a 50m-competition pool, 25m-recreation pool, leisure pool, hot tub, change rooms, multi-purpose rooms and spectator seating. The project is LEED Gold certified.

To learn more about the project, view the videos produced by Bronwyn Davies via UBC Recreation: Welcome to the New UBC Pool and Check out the New UBC Aquatic Centre.

Read the articles on Canadian Architect and Design Quarterly.

recognition

2018
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Medal
Ontario Association of Architects Award – Design Excellence Finalist
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia Sustainability Award
Global Architecture & Design Award – First Award, Sports & Recreation
Interior Designers of Canada Value of Design Award
Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia Shine Award

2017
Azure Magazine The 10 Best Buildings of 2017
Athletic Business Facilities of Merit Awards

2015
American School & University Architectural Portfolio

2014
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

approach at dusk

approach at dusk

angular roof canopy

angular roof canopy

lobby

lobby

50m competition pool

50m competition pool

50m competition pool

50m competition pool

viewing

viewing

50m competition pool + viewing

50m competition pool + viewing

training

training

universal change room

universal change room

training

training

aerial context

aerial context

reception

reception

approach

approach

25m recreation pool

25m recreation pool

dive

dive

50m competition pool

50m competition pool

skylights

skylights

wet classroom

wet classroom

reflection

reflection

patterns

patterns

universal change room entry

universal change room entry

universal change room

universal change room

plans

plans