The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House represents the largest investment ever in Canadian amateur sport history. The facility is a significant addition to the GTA as it doubles the number of Olympic-sized pools in the region and meets international competition standards. During the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games (July 10 to August 15) the complex will host swimming, diving, roller speed skating, pentathlon and fencing events. Entro created a comprehensive environmental graphics program to support this premiere Games venue.
The environmental graphics take their cue from the alternating tilted planes of the venue’s dramatic roof structure, itself inspired by the rock fissures in the Canadian Shield. An abstract graphic form, influenced by waveforms interacting with light and shadow was created for large-scale wall treatments in the building interior and as a key element on signage. This graphic will be an iconic element during the Games as the dive tower feature backdrop.