Tumbleweed Recreation Center Model

Tumbleweed Recreation Center

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    • The City of Chandler's Tumbleweed Recreation Center was designed to reflect its existing rural/agricultural setting. The building's external appearance is a playful abstraction of the nearby hay bale stacks and their protective shelters. The building form is an interpretation of the hay bales' mass with subtly varied straw colored masonry and shifts in the wall planes. A lightweight metal roof that echoes the simple roof forms of nearby agricultural structures protects the composed massing responding to the internal programs. As neighborhoods develop around Tumbleweed Park, the new Center will always allude to the memory of the Park's agricultural origins. The new building is organized around a central courtyard that provides exterior circulation to the variety of community program spaces. Fitness programs are located on the second level with a circuitous track that interconnects the building's program and Park's vistas.
    • Studio Team
      Ramon Alvarez
      Nicklaus Astrauskas
      Mike Beene
      Douglas Brown
      John Cahoon
      John Kane
      Gregory Lambright
      Delicia Orozco Martinez
      Nick Nevels
      Bill Osborne
      Victoria Snively
      Eric Voise

    • Project Team
      Owner: City of Chandler
      Acoustical: Daniel Lyzun & Associates
      Structural: BDA Engineers
      Mechanical/Electrical: Air-Zona Systems Engineering Inc.
      Programming: VCBO Architecture
      Interiors: BAI Interiors
      Kitchen: Frank Redmond Associates
      Civil: Stantec
      Landscape: Moore/Swick Partnership
      Cost: Construction Cost Consultants
      Lighting: RC Lurie/Darryl Gregg
      Envelope: Arcadia/Ken Martinek
      Geotechnical: GTI
      Contractor: Haydon Building Corp
      Photographer: Jon W Denker—CAPSFOTO International, Michael T. Masengarb–Architekton
    • Award
      2008 Southwest Contractor Best of 2008: Best Masonry Project

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