Driving Park Community Center and Pool Improvements
Driving Park Community Center and Pool ImprovementsColumbus, OH 2017
The Driving Park Community Center renovation transformed a bunker of a building into a bright beacon for the community. The project doubled the size of the existing center by removing outdated support spaces and creating new entrance, office and activity zones.
Originally two projects, the design team incorporated the outdoor pool into the building to allow locker rooms to be shared between the pool and gym. This efficiency in turn allowed for the renovation of an existing, smaller gym into an extension of the lobby, a classroom, a multipurpose space, and new storage and mechanical spaces.
The site of a driving track in the early 1900s, the front face of the center features a sloping, composite-metal panel reminiscent of a race car, anchoring the entrances of the community room and pool. Brick establishes a solid base, while cementitious panels add patterning. Glass provides a welcoming entrance, light at the clerestory, and connectivity between activity zones.
The back sides of the building employ economic block and corrugated metal panels. Adding air conditioning allowed existing louvers on the north face to be replaced with vertical windows, affording views to and from classrooms. The open interior layout allows for casual supervision of all spaces off the main lobby.
Project DetailsArchitect: Moody Nolan
Construction Cost: 10.5 Million
Square Feet: 32,500
Occupancy: May 2016
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Soundcom Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Porter Athletic
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Penco Products Inc.
Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: ASI - HDPE
Pools - Diving Boards: Neptune Benson Inc.
Pools - Lighting: Dulcodes A UV System
Pools - Slides: Goulds
Training Facilities - Taping/Treatment Tables: Icon Shelter Systems Inc.