Innisfail Aquatic Centre

Located in the Calgary-Edmonton corridor, the Town of Innisfail is seeking to construct a new aquatics centre to replace a dilapidated existing facility. The Town elected to proceed with an integrated project delivery model (IPD) for both the design and construction. The intent was to create a facility with unique programming in the region and explore the potential of a multiplex in the future. With the proposal seeking to host local swim meets, as well as being fun and functional throughout the week, building in versatility was fundamental.

SHAPE Architecture, working with Group2 Architects, led stakeholder workshops and town hall meetings. The town approached the team with various sites, with the team undertaking a rigorous review of cost and operational aspects. The project’s program was refined carefully to work with the available budget but meeting all the towns requirements. Working closely with consultants from an early stage allowed for a structurally simple yet elegant proposal. Integrating the project with the adjacent twin arenas facility allowed for reduced mechanical and electrical service costs. The project seeks to provide an intricately sculpted addition to the twin arenas site and a focal point for further expansion on the site, as the town continues to grow to the west.


Project Features:

  • Leisure pool, lap pool, hot pool, ninja cross, changing spaces (gendered and unisex) and administration spaces.
  • CPTED principles are implemented to increase site security + passive surveillance
  • Community Centre project with public library component
Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Aquatics
Completion in 2025
Town of Innisfail
Innisfail, AB
1,904 m² / 20,500 ft²
Group2 Architecture Interior Design