Architects: Tillmann Ruth Robinson Architects
Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Principal-in-Charge: Scott Robinson
Design Architect: Scott Robinson
General Contractors: Norlon Builders; Van Boxmeer & Stranges Structural Engineers; Vanderwesten Rutherford Mantecon (VRM) Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
Client: YMCA Chatham-Kent
Completion: September 2011
Project Size: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Lisa Logan
The Region of Chatham-Kent indentifies the new YMCA as a key facility in attracting new families to this area, as well as contributing to building and sustaining the physical and social health of the region. Hailed as “the best Y in Canada” by Jim Loyer; Chair of the YMCA Board of Directors, the Y benefits both the local economy, as well as the quality of life of the families who live there.
Components include a six-lane pool, leisure pool, gymnasium, walking track, aerobics room, youth fitness room and community rooms. To accommodate the busy life styles of the community, this new YMCA will provide space for structured programs as well as ample opportunity for members to drop in on a casual basis to shoot some hoops or have a quick dip in the pool on a hot summer day. Contemporary in expression, this facility also embraces current thinking in sustainable and green building design initiatives.