From Olympic Speed to Community Versatility
MAKE Team Member:
The Richmond Olympic Oval is an indoor multi-sports arena that was built for Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics and was originally configured with a speed skating rink. The venue was reconfigured post-Olympics to serve as a community multi-sport park including two ice hockey rinks, two running tracks, a climbing wall, rowing tank, and a flexible area which can be used for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor sports. The facility also boasts a 23,000 sq. ft. high-tech fitness training facility and a 660 ft. running track.
The innovative WoodWave panel roof, using pine-beetle-kill wood, was invented for this building, answering the need for both structural efficiency and acoustical absorption.
MAKE’s Alan Nicholson was the project manager for the general contractor during the second half of the project.