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Cochrane Aquatic Centre and Curling Club

Expanding fitness opportunities in Cochrane

  • 11K

    Square Metres

  • Cochrane, Alberta

    Cochrane, Alberta

Creating a bustling social hub for fitness and fun

The Town of Cochrane’s Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sport Centre was expanding, and we were brought in to design. The new expansion will house the Cochrane Aquatic Centre and Curling Club as well as a new main entry and lobby. The lobby, a bustling social hub and gathering space, welcomes visitors with an 11.5-metre-high atrium, seating and view areas, concessions, and the main control desk. A floating, curved feature stair will provide access to the second-floor physiotherapy, sports training area, a fitness center, and a curling lounge.

The curling club will feature six full-size curling ice sheets, three junior size curling sheets, a full-service lounge, and a surface area that can accommodate an NHL-sized rink or be converted for other dry land functions. The aquatics center, attracting visitors of all ages and abilities, will include an eight-lane lap pool with seating for 250 spectators and a zero-beach entry leisure pool equipped with wave generation, warm up lanes, spray features and jets, a tot’s pool, and a lazy river.

Set to be completed in 2017, the Cochrane Aquatic Centre and Curling Club expansion will support the current and future needs of Cochrane’s growing community with more spaces for fitness and fun.

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VDA Architecture Limited
Meet Our Team

Heather Bretz, Principal, Architecture

For many of us, some of our first memories of buildings come from our schools—spaces that I believe should be welcoming, healthy, and inspiring.

Enzo Vicenzino, Vice President, Architecture

To create design solutions that are meaningful, we must create a public realm that is connective, functional and sympathetic to the human experience.
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Rory Smith, Principal

Structural engineering is the frame supporting infrastructure and buildings essential to our lives—like schools, places of work, and homes.

Amelia Hollingshurst, Senior Associate, Architect

Our work provides endless learning opportunities. We continuously evolve the way we analyze, discover, communicate, and design.
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Jeff Rent, Principal, Team Lead

The positive impact our work has on communities is a constant driver to achieve greater value and promote sustainability.

Benjamin Ellah, Senior Mechanical Technologist

The future of mechanical technology? Sustainable design that focuses on environment and culture to leave the earth better than we found it.
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Heather Bretz

Principal, Architecture

Enzo Vicenzino

Vice President, Architecture

Rory Smith


Amelia Hollingshurst

Senior Associate, Architect

Jeff Rent

Principal, Team Lead

Benjamin Ellah

Senior Mechanical Technologist

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