Tobago National Aquatic Center & Indoor Sporting Hall
The Tobago House of Assembly, Division of Education Youth Affairs and Sports, retained Zyscovich to prepare a Master Plan for the design of the new National Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sporting Hall in Bacolet, Tobago. The proposed Master Plan establishes a synergistic relationship between the existing Dwight Yorke Stadium and future aquatic facilities, velodrome, soccer fields, athletic dormitories, Indoor Sporting Complex, a Community Park with jogging track, and hotel site.
The Aquatic Centre will be the first element of the Master Plan to be integrated with Dwight Yorke Stadium. It is composed of a three-meter deep competition pool, a dive pool with towers, showers and acclimation spa, and a warm-up/learn-to-swim pool. Also included as a part of the Aquatic Centre is a gymnasium building. The aquatic facilities and gymnasium will share amenities and elements, such as training rooms, toilet rooms, lockers and showers, offices, and storage and weight rooms.
The initial facilities are expected to allow the island to develop its sports tourist industry to host regional, national and local sporting events and to be the primary facility for the training of local and international athletes. In addition to the aquatic facility, indoor facilities in the Gymnasium Building will include: event seating, netball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, concessions, locker rooms, offices, meeting rooms, pressroom, and group toilet rooms.