This isn’t Your Typical YMCA Building

This isn’t Your Typical YMCA Building
18 Dec 2018

The new Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is a copper masterpiece. This recreational center not only houses an extensive list of activities and amenities, it also has the remarkable perk of sitting in a natural park with views of the city and mountains in Northwest Calgary, Alberta.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge -6 Credit - GEC Architecture

Photo Credit: Sigma OMG, LLC

The multi-use center offers a long list of sports, including swimming, climbing and even ice skating. The building was designed as a long horizontal structure, to blend into the prairie landscape of the Alberta Foothills just west of Calgary before entering the Rocky Mountains.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge -8 Credit - GEC Architecture

Photo Credit: Sigma OMG, LLC

The structure is covered in brass shingles that provide a blend of natural colors that capture the essence of the location the YMCA sits on. The natural patina of the brass and the flexibility of the shingle design made it the product of choice for Calgary.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge -3 Credit - Sigma OMG, LLC.

Photo Credit: Sigma OMG, LLC

Those who visit the new YMCA won’t only enjoy the amenities and activities it offers, the structure and location alone offer remarkable views that anyone can enjoy.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge -5 Credit - GEC Architecture

Photo Credit: Sigma OMG, LLC

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