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Markham Pan Am Centre, Markham

It is a 13,700m2 facility that was the venue for the Water Polo and Badminton events during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. It features a 50m Olympic Pool and permanent spectator seating for 2000. The pool hall is features a 68m clear span of hybrid glulam wood trusses. Innovations such as a depth adjustable pool floor and large operable partitions provide maximum versatility for facility programming, accommodating a range from broadcast-ready competitive athletic events to toddler learn-to-swim lessons. Community-use Meeting rooms, Multipurpose Studios, and a 500m2 Fitness Centre are arranged behind a series of programmable urban piazzas and a landscaped riparian watercourse, anticipating an active role as the heart of a neighborhood. 

Quinn Dressel Associates’ role in the project was a prime structural consultant.

Photos Courtesy of B+H Architects