|CLIENT:||VANCOUVER BOARD OF PARKS & RECREATION|
|CONSULTANT:||WALTER FRANCL ARCHITECTURE INC.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||56,000 SQ. FT.|
|LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:||SILVER|
An early challenge during the construction of the Trout Lake Arena proved to be the scheduling of the complicated roof structure erection during the winter months. Through careful planning with concrete and structural steel contractors, Bird was able to advance the schedule to allow for the roof erection in late summer and early fall. By doing so, the overall schedule was shortened by four months.
Built to LEED Silver certification, the rink features a variety of strategies for optimizing energy and water efficiencies. Ground water and rainwater is captured and used for the facility’s gray water requirements and also to recharge Trout Lake. Following the Olympics, the arena has been converted to a community facility for the neighbourhood.