Completed in 2017, the National Soccer Development Centre is a collaboration of Acton Ostry Architects and Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects.
The 3,250 square metre facility is located in the UBC Point Grey campus athletic precinct and is the new home base for the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club, the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s and Women’s Varsity soccer teams, the Girls Elite REX and Residency teams, and the west coast base for the Canadian Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams.
The world-class, state-of-the-art professional training wing includes: weight training and conditioning gym; physiotherapy and rehabilitation; hydrotherapy pool; Whitecaps, USL Pro, and Academy locker rooms; equipment storage, commercial kitchen, dining hall, players’ lounge, coaching and administration offices, conference room, media centre, and two full-size natural turf fields and one artificial turf field.
The UBC Thunderbird training wing includes: six locker rooms, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, coaching offices, multipurpose room, concession stand, public washrooms and plaza.
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.
Governor General Medal in Architecture
IOC IAKS Gold Award
Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award
SCUP Excellence in Architecture
AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Award
Lieutenant Governor of BC Medal
Ontario Association of Architects Award Finalist
Global Architecture & Design Award
AIA International Region Merit Award
AIA International Region Sustainability Award
Piscine Global Europe Pool Design Awards
Interior Designers of Canada Award
Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia Award
Engineers & Geoscientists of BC Sustainability Award
ASHRAE BC Chapter Technology Award
Azure Magazine Ten Best Buildings
Athletic Business Facilities Award
American School & University Architectural Portfolio
Canadian Architect Award of Excellence