East Hants Aquatic Centre

Elmsdale, Nova Scotia

One of the largest infrastructure builds in East Hants history, the new aquatic centre is designed so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy it. It will host a variety of aquatic and non-aquatic programs and be a hub for the community, contributing to the social, physical and community well-being of residents.

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Source: Canadian Wood Council

East HantsAquatic Centre

Upon completion, the centre will provide residents from across the region increased opportunities for year-round aquatic programming and recreational activities. The centre will include a six-lane, 25-metre lap pool, an accessible leisure spray pool, a lazy river and an outdoor splash pad, and a multi-purpose room.

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This unique project showcases a 16,000 sq. ft. modern Nailed Laminated Timber (NLT) roof over the natatorium. The exposed wood roof will perform very well in an aquatic environment as wood is hygroscopic: it naturally absorbs and expells water to balance with its surrounding environment, which prevents water from condensing on its surface, leading to the deterioration of its structural integrity.

LowCarbon footprint

Wood is a renewable resource and half of it’s mass is calculated as sequestered carbon. When a tree is harvested and converted to building products, it provides a legacy of carbon sequestration throughout the life of the building.

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Advantages of wood

  • Local Resources
  • Renewable
  • Energy Efficient
  • Readily Processable
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