Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre

SECTOR

Recreation

Year

2011

Location

Edmonton

Awards

LEED Silver Certified

Highlights

  • This facility implemented Germany’s ‘Deutsches Institut Normung (DIN)’ pool standard which sets forth more stringent requirements than National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards.
  • The ventilation design at Terwillegar incorporates high efficiency condensing boilers with a cascade approach to ensure optimum efficiency within the system.

Project Details

This $36 million aquatic facility consists of 8 x 50m competition lanes, diving platforms, a leisure and wave pool with spray features, a whirlpool for 30 people, a lazy river and waterslide.

The City of Edmonton was looking for a facility that exceeded the standards for pool water quality and retained AME to provide full building mechanical design including aquatic filtration and disinfection. Filtration was provided by large anthracite/sand filters with carbon polish finish which has a lower micron particle removal than the traditional high-rate sand. Sanitation was provided by an electrolytic salt-chlorine system. Together, these systems have achieved superb water quality even under high municipal bathing loads.

Ventilation heat recovery implemented throughout also contributed to the Centre achieving LEED Silver certification.