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.
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.
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.
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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