H20 Academy

VRA was to design a trend-setting warm water teaching pool within an existing single-storey commercial facility with a limited construction budget.
Renovation/Repurposing of existing facility into Manitoba’s private teaching pool facility. The project was completed as a Design-Build project with Ernst Hansch and Commercial Pools of Winnipeg. The pool is a concrete tank designed as a warm water basin with operating temperatures of 88 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The flow of overall planning considers the client/bather-focused experience with ample accessible change areas, an efficient pool and deck, a viewing room for observers/parents, and lifeguard/faculty space.

Project Profile:

Client: H2O Academy
Tenant Suite Area: 496 m²
Construction Completion: March 2021
Construction Cost: Withheld

Consultant Team:

Architectural: VRA
Interior Designers: Rodych Integrated Design Inc. (RIDI)
Pool Construction: Commercial Pools
General Contractor: Ernst Hansch Construction