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The UBC Aquatic Center Has Facilities for Both Olympians and Students

 - Apr 5, 2018
References: archdaily
As Canada's foremost training ground for Olympic swimmers, the UBC Aquatic Center is an important aspect of the country's athletics. In designing the new facility, MJMA and Acton Ostry Architects thus needed to create something that would have the state-of-the-art training necessary for high-performance athletics alongside the necessities for the university's student body.

The UBC Aquatic Center manages to harmonize those needs. Not only does it have a 51-meter FINA basin and a 25-meter diving well, but it also has a warm water leisure basin. The space is thus ideal for both the focused training of Olympic athletes and the activities of students and young families who live around the facility in Vancouver's Lower Mainland.

By combining elite performance with daily community use, the architects show the power of inclusive design.

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