Originally conceived as the Pan Am venue for water polo, the Markham Pan Am Centre also evolved over the course of its programming into the field house that would host badminton, table tennis, and Parapan table tennis events during the games.
The centrepiece of the Markham Pan Am Centre is its 10-lane Olympic Pool. The depth-adjustable floor in the pool accommodates activities ranging from water polo to diving to learn-to-swim classes for the smallest children. Two moveable bulkheads enable the pool’s division into zones for up to three simultaneous activities. Careful control of air movement was necessary to prevent the HVAC System from interfering with badminton play. Attention to lighting levels and controls was also crucial to shaping an optimal environment for athletes and spectators.
JAIN provided the sustainable design features of this LEED® Gold Certified Building including demand-controlled ventilation, air-side heat recovery, sophisticated building automation, and effective thermal insulation.