Eventyre Farms Equestrian Facility

Near Calgary, AB

Eventyre Farms is a private equestrian facility located near Calgary, Alberta. At approximately 38,000 ft2, the building houses a full-size indoor show jumping arena with a viewing deck and platform, bay for transport truck and horse trailer, grooming stalls, tack rooms, stalls for 18 horses, veterinary care room, laundry facility with an industrial washer and dryer and an indoor warm-down ring to accommodate 10 to 12 horses after their workouts.

ISL's Role

ISL was retained as the project's structural engineer.

Reviewing all Options

While the Client initially had a preference for wood after seeing and using facilities constructed and finished with it, budgeting was also presented for steel, pre-fabricated steel and a hybrid with concrete walls.

Meeting the Client's Needs

Wood was used as the primary structural and finish material because it not only allowed the building to be constructed in a simple and cost-effective manner, but also formed the elegant and efficient structure the Client desired, was sustainable and allowed more design flexibility than other materials.

Notable Structural Arches

The structural arches were the biggest produced by Western Archrib in their 65 years of operation. Pre-engineered connectors allowed the arches to be shipped in two halves and assembled on-site.

A State-of-the-Art Facility

The result is a state-of-the-art training facility for showjumping that is unparalleled in Western Canada.

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