Elemental
Project Team

Ladner Leisure Centre

In the spring of 2014, after a competitive bid process, Elemental Architecture & Interiors Inc. and their consultant team were awarded the job to provide professional services to restore the building envelope of the arena after a catastrophic failure. Through a collaborative process, the project team successfully designed a new energy efficient cladding system, improved the aesthetics, and updated the building to meet current  seismic and building code requirements. The greatest challenge was adhering to a schedule that required the building to be operating in September for the start of hockey season.

 

Project Team

Project Team

Architect: Elemental Architecture and Interiors Inc.

Structural Engineer:  Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers

Mechanical Engineer: AME Group

Electrical Engineer: Applied Engineering Solutions

Construction Manager: Heatherbrae Builders

Client: Corporation of Delta

East Elevation

East Elevation

The building envelope materials comprising of sandwich metal panels, glazed curtain wall and stone veneer  were chosen to address the Corporation of Delta's requirements for energy efficiency, quick delivery, and ease of installation. It was critical that the building envelope be fully enclosed to allow ice making to begin for the September hockey season.

Building Envelope Before Repairs

Building Envelope Before Repairs

In February 2014, the original portion of the ice arena suffered a building envelope failure resulting in the sudden collapse of the stucco facade on the east wall. The arena was closed to the public and the Corporation of Delta issued a Request for Porposal for the services of a qualified architect to re-mediate the facility.

East Elevation at Sunrise

East Elevation at Sunrise

Metallic Kynar finish metal panel reflect the morning sun and deep blue glass panels in the curtain wall band.  Granite stone and spray foam insulation was installed over the existing exposed concrete block.

Arena Signage

Arena Signage

Signage designed by Elemental was manufactured and installed by Galaxy signs. The Kingspan metal panels were installed by Thermo Design Insulation Ltd. The stone was  supplied and installed by Wolf Masonry and the curtain wall was supplied by Kawneer and installed by Semiahmoo Glass.  Heatherbrae was the construction manager for this project. 

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Winner of the 2015 RFABC Outstanding Facility Recreational Award

Winner of the 2015 RFABC Outstanding Facility Recreational Award

Arena Interior Before Repairs

Arena Interior Before Repairs

Due to an undersized dehumidifier, the interior steel was corroding especially above the low-e ceiling where there was no ventilation provided. 

Arena Interior After Repairs

Arena Interior After Repairs

The existing low-e ceiling was removed to allow seismic upgrades and removal of corrosion on the existing steel trusses. All of the  steel structure was protected with new epoxy paint after abatement of the lead paint. The interiors were decorated with fir strapping and acoustic metal panels. 

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Project Details

Project Details

Budget: $3.5 Million

Completion Year: 2015

Location: 4600 Clarence Taylor Cresent Delta, B.C.