Project File – The Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, Edmonton

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The Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (CCRC) in Edmonton Alberta is now 5+ years old, but the angular design looks as ultra modern as if it were completed this year instead of 2012.

The CCRC building was a joint project between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club includes space for stadium activities, football operations along with a community and fitness centre. The construction project was divided in 3 masses, gymnasium, aquatics, and field house, which define the buildings structure.

“We let the formal aspect – the shape – be the key feature. The steel cladding lent itself to this because it is a uniform, continuous materiality that allows the formal qualities to be really clear”, Ted Watson, Principal, MUMA

The choice of steel for the superstructure and cladding delivered both project efficiency and design excellence. The facade is clad with Vicwest Tradition 100-4, .91mmm pre-painted galvanized standing seam steel cladding, coloured Bright Silver, which begins at the grade and slants upwards to form a canopy above the main entrance. Steel cladding was chosen for it’s versatility, flexibility and lightweight nature and extends from the exterior into the interior design.

The Tradition 100 panel with the I-style snap-on cap is designed specifically for straight sloped or curved roof applications over a rigid solid surface. It can be wrapped across its width to follow a contoured surface of wall or curved over its length to form a curved parapet wall edge or a barrel vaulted roof. The ultimate in flexibility!

The LEED Silver Certified Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-use complex that provides the community with world-class space for recreation and entertainment.

This project was recently featured in Steel Design | ArcelorMittal Spring 2018. Click here to view the PDF and learn more about this project.