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Design of the roof for the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Surrey, Canada

Constructed to meet the diverse needs of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre features an undulating roof structure with hanging timber ‘cables’ suspended between large concrete buttresses. It is believed to be the world’s largest-spanning pure catenary timber roof, highlighting wood’s potential as a cost-effective, structurally efficient and aesthetically pleasing building material for aquatic facilities.

Author(s): P. Fast and D. Ratzlaff (Fast + Epp)