▼赛道泳池1m跳水板和3m跳水台，1-metre diving board & 3-metre platform of competition basin
St. Hyacinthe’s Aquatic and Recreational Centre was built for competition and for recreation purposes. Its facilities include an 8-lane, 25-metre competition basin with a 1-metre diving board and a 3-metre platform, designed to comply with FINA regulations. The Centre also features a community-oriented basin with water games, a 5-metre waterslide, a therapeutic basin, and saunas. Poolside seating can accommodate up to 450 spectators. Four change rooms and a total of 215 lockers are available. On the second level, one can find a large multipurpose room for holding community events. Staff and administrative areas as well as a café and other public spaces overlook the basins.
▼水上运动中心8赛道比赛泳池，8-lane competition basin
▼从比赛泳池看向水上游戏池，view from competition basin to water games basin
预算与工程时间表|BUDGET AND TIMETABLE
Budgets were met. The aquatic Centre was built on a fast-track mode in order to comply with stringent federal grants’ deadlines.
▼从入口处看水上游戏池全貌，view from entrance towards basin with water games
▼水上游戏池内部，water games basin
▼5米滑水道和其他水上游戏设施，a 5-metre waterslide and other game facilities
The project’s compact volume was designed to be as efficient as possible in terms of energy costs. The building’s envelope, made of inexpensive materials, also allowed for short construction timetables. Thanks to large openings, at grade level, and skylights above, natural light is abundant reducing the needs for artificial lighting. The windows create a seamless connection between the project’s indoor spaces and its park surroundings.
▼比赛泳池上方天窗使室内自然光线充足，skylights above competition basin give the space abundant natural light
The St. Hyacinthe project was ACDF’s first Aquatic Centre. Completed in less than 18 months, the Centre had to comply with a number of technical requirements including FINA’s facilities requirements for competition venues. State-of-the-art mechanical and electrical systems were installed responding to stringent water quality and safety regulations.
▼通向二层的楼梯，stairs to the second floor
Location: Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec (Canada)
Client: Ville de Saint-Hyacinthe
Architects: ACDF ARCHITECTURE-URBANISME-INTÉRIEUR – TLA
M/E : Dupras Ledoux
Photographs: James Brittain except image named ACDF
Costing: 18.0M $
Area : 3600 sq. m.