Claude Moore Community Recreation Center

Claude Moore Community Recreation Center

Project Description

The design of this community center, which is located within Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County, Va., followed the desires of community residents to reflect a “farmacular” architecture, in contrast to the big-box suburban sprawl that surrounds the historic park setting. Accordingly, the building is organized as a farm compound of simple connected masses that orient to the park entry drive and adjacent woodland. A traditional barn-and-silo profile fronts smaller “out buildings” that extend from the central lobby and contain the gymnasium, community rooms, and teen and childcare areas.

The transparent central entry, control point and fitness area are an open double volume flanked by views into the gym and aquatics area, with a large control desk to welcome users. Overhead, a walk/jog track runs through the heart of the facility above the fitness area, with exterior vistas on two sides of the building and interior views to the entry lobby, climbing wall, gym and both pools.

The aquatics area includes a 50-meter pool and a leisure pool with sundeck in separate natatoria, linked by a common locker room and mechanical core, as well as a family changing suite. The iconic silo, clad in a regional glazed silo brick, serves as the launch pad of the spiral water slide, and a circular party room below opens to the pool deck.


Project Details

Architect: Wisnewski Blair & Associates Ltd.; Alexandria, Va.
Architect: Moody-Nolan Inc.; Columbus, Ohio
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $14.5 million
Square Feet: 91,000
Occupancy: March 2007

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems

Bleachers: All Star Bleachers

Bleachers/Grandstands: National Recreation Systems Inc.

Bulkheads: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies

Climbing Walls: Monolithic Sculptures Inc.

Dehumidifiers: Desert Aire Corp.

Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems

Dryers: Maytag

Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac

Entertainment Systems: Sharp Electronics Corp., Information Systems Group

Exercise Balls: Thera-Band Products/Hygenic Corp.

Filters: Nemato Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Pawling Corp.

Free Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Handicapped Equipment: RehaMed International LLC

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: Lithonia Lighting

Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs

Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Stationary Bikes: Star Trac

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.

Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Treadmills: Star Trac

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems

Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems

Washers: Maytag

Water Play Features: SCS Interactive

Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment


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