World Leisure Jobs - Lemay's clever design creates a sleek but efficient aquatics centre...
31 Mar 2020 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

17 Feb 2020

Lemay's clever design creates a sleek but efficient aquatics centre
BY Stu Robarts

The facility houses a semi-Olympic size pool, a recreational pool and a children's wading pool

The facility houses a semi-Olympic size pool, a recreational pool and a children's wading pool
photo: David Boyer

Lemay's "judicious" design for an aquatics centre in Canada ensures it is not only sleek and sympathetic to its context, but that it uses energy-saving measures to moderate its running costs.

The Beloeil Aquatics Centre was completed last year with little in the way of fanfare, but it shows that attractive and intelligent design can be delivered on a modest budget.

The CAD$16.5m (US$12.5m, €11.5m, £9.5m), 55,000sq ft (5,100sq m) facility not only considers its pastoral location but makes use of a number of elements for efficient operation.

It comprises a translucent upper portion set on a solid black base, referencing the contrast between the surrounding agricultural lands and the brightness of the sky.

The translucency of the upper portion provides a visual connection between the interior and the exterior of the building, creates a signature glow when the centre is illuminated at night and allows natural light to flood in during the day.

This is one of a number of energy-saving measures that are said to save CAD$150,000 (US$113,000, €105,000, £87,000) and 750 tons (680 tonnes) of CO2 a year.

The centre is orientated to optimise exposure to sunlight, again helping to light its interior naturally, but also helping to provide heat.

Elsewhere, water is treated using microfilter ceramics and UV dechlorination, mechanical systems use geothermal energy and a rain recovery system allows greywater to be reused.

“Our goal was to maximize delicate and nuanced design strategies to make the most of this community-building opportunity," said Pierre E. Leclerc, associate at Lemay and project director.

The facility houses a semi-Olympic size pool with viewing bleachers, a recreational pool, a beach, a children's wading pool with a slide, a sauna and changing rooms with family areas.



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
WGNB's South Korean gallery-inspired store displays clothes like artworks
WGNB's South Korean gallery-inspired store displays clothes like artworks   31 Mar 2020

WGNB recently completed a clothes store interior in South Korea that was modelled on an art gallery, displaying products as artworks in themselves. .... more>>
Expo 2020 Dubai likely to postpone until 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak
Expo 2020 Dubai likely to postpone until 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak   31 Mar 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that it will likely postpone the event by a year in the wake of the COVD-19 outbreak. Expo 2020 representatives have .... more>>
U-turn in Shanghai as reopened attractions close again
U-turn in Shanghai as reopened attractions close again   31 Mar 2020

After reopening a number of indoor attractions in Shanghai, China, after new coronavirus cases in the city dropped to zero, officials have ordered .... more>>
Iger forgoes salary and Chapek takes pay cut as Disney wrestles with COVID-19
Iger forgoes salary and Chapek takes pay cut as Disney wrestles with COVID-19   31 Mar 2020

Disney's executive chair Bob Iger will forgo his salary for the year, with the company's new CEO Bob Chapek also taking a 50 per cent pay cut. .... more>>
Company profile


Proinsight Research Ltd

Our main services are mystery shopping, internal audits and consumer research.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

RKF Luxury Linen collaborates with CODAGE Paris

RKF Luxury Linen collaborates with CODAGE Paris

RKF Luxury Linen, a creator of the finest linen for spas and cosmetic brands, has announced a new collaboration with French cosmetic brand CODAGE Paris. More>>




in this issue

• Budget: business rates suspended
• New dates for FIBO, IHRSA cancelled
• Plans turned down for UK Great Wolf site



World Leisure jobs




Recruitment Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: South East, UK
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
Curator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Company: Sea Life
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Wolverhampton, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




29 Mar - 01 Apr 2020

We Work Well

The Joule, Dallas, United States


31 Mar - 02 Apr 2020

World Travel Market Latin America

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>
  Environment: Back to nature
British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Adult play: Making a big play
LM reports on the emerging trend of adults playing like kids More>>
  Tourism: Ireland’s wild side
The Wild Atlantic Way is helping tourists discover a whole new side of Ireland More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd