POOL DESIGN AWARDS 2018 - The most beautiful public swimming pool (municipal) - 3rd place
University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre
- Architect practice: MJMA + Acton Ostry Architects
- Lead project manager: Ted Watson
- Location: Vancouver, Canada
Photo credits: Ema Peter
In 2012, UBC sent more swimmers to the London Olympic Summer Games than anywhere in Canada and had the most successful swim team in the country. Meanwhile the explosive market-driven expansion of the Endowment Lands and burgeoning campus community created the fastest growing youth and family population in the Lower Mainland.
The new Aquatic Centre was required to meet the needs of both these groups; a high-performance training / competition venue and community aquatic centre within a single facility, actively engaging the Public Realm and contributing to Campus Life and the Student Experience.