Location
  • Calgary, AB
Client
  • Vivo
Anticipated Completion
2023
Size
  • 8,100 sq m
  • 87,187 sq ft
Sustainability
  • Targeting LEED® Gold certification
Collaborators
  • Back of Napkin Strategies Inc.
  • Benchmark Projects Ltd.
  • Costplan Management Ltd.
  • David Hewko Associates
  • FFA Consultants
  • Sereca Consulting Inc.
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
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Vivo is on a mission to raise healthier generations in Calgary and beyond. Everything the organization does, including the expansion, is anchored to this vision. By design, the facility will model and demonstrate innovation and healthy living leadership. The main upgrades planned for the existing facility include an expanded aquatics centre, an expanded fitness centre, an indoor park, the Canadian Healthier Living Academy for Healthier Generations, and a living lab space simulating real-life environments, with a dedicated space for one-on-one consultations, a multi-purpose classroom, and a multimedia studio. 
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It all started with a sketch

Design Guidelines 'Spontaneous Active Play' leads the guidelines. What emerged was a design that  offers flexible spaces for all ages and cultures to be spontaneous.  
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The Design Story 01

Nature and outdoors

Maximization of connection to the exterior.

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The Design Story 02

Educator role

Design layout locating key program components such as the Academy for Healthier Generations.

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The Design Story 03

And the integration of East + West

Thoughtful design consideration with form, planning and materiality respond to the cultural diversity of the Cardel Community.