This renovation of the aquatic component of the Penticton Community Centre expands the existing lap pool to 10 lanes, and extends the building and natatorium to house a significant leisure component such as play features and a waterslide. It also provides new men’s, women’s and family change rooms, a new entrance and lobby, and features improvements to the existing community centre, including relocating the fitness centre to the second floor, offering views of the pool. The Aquatic Centre addition is seamlessly linked to the interior of the existing Community Centre and theatre.
Reflecting the teaching philosophy of “show, don’t tell,” the Okanagan College wanted a new centre for sustainable building technology to be built using advanced, green construction. The resulting Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technology and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College in Penticton is one of the world’s greenest buildings.