DuPage County’s Largest Sports / Entertainment / and Expo Facility: City Gate Event Centre
Harbour has partnered with Calamos Real Estate, LLC to design, develop, and build an Event Centre at City Gate North. The 210,000 SF facility, nestled just north of City Gate (off of I88 and RT59), will house two NHL sized sheets of ice (200’x 85′) and is Harbour’s first project internally as Lead Designer. The North Rink is a Community ice sheet that will be utilized by youth hockey, figure skating, organized curling, adult league, public skates, and sled hockey. The South Rink will accommodate 4,500 spectators for hockey games and 6,000 patrons for concerts and events. Lofted between both rinks will be a 5,500 SF Restaurant and Bar overlooking the ice surfaces and an off ice training facility.
The building uses a modern ribbon strip curtain wall system allowing the user to take advantage of ambient sunlight reducing the electrical load, the 129,600 SF roof will capture rainwater by sloping to an internal drainage system that will be stored in a cistern and reused throughout the facility. The design intent calls for majority of the facility’s materials to be prefabricated off site and then constructed onsite; this will reduce carbon footprint and impact the building will have on the environment.
Outdoor amenities will include, landscaped walk-ways, shade structure, front lawn (used for events, weddings, and winter time converted into ice rink), a plaza with led screens (used for pre-event space, markets, and family movies in the lawn), and surface parking lot for +1,000.