Facilities of Merit 2009: Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center
Centegra Health Bridge Fitness CenterYear in Showcase: 2009
With the Bridge Fitness Center, Centegra Health System is embarking on the development of a new healthcare campus within the growing community of Huntley. The facility is situated in a heavily trafficked area and reflects the design of a neighboring building.
Sustainable landscaping strategies in place include the use of bioswales, pervious pavement and drought-tolerant plants. Walking, jogging and bike paths meander through the site and connect the building’s various programs to the broader context of the surrounding trails.
The first floor consists of the main lobby, a natatorium, locker rooms, group exercise studios and court areas. The physical therapy space, though connected to the main facility, is generally served by its own entrance. The second floor includes a jogging track and exercise equipment.
Glass is used in priority areas to take advantage of views either into or out of the center. Other materials used include terra cotta, concrete panels and architectural precast concrete.
Clear, dynamic sculptural forms create an inviting facility with a natural functional hierarchy.
— Bill Crockett
The exterior form and geometry is bold and compelling. The interior space that rings the courtyard opens the building with great views, inviting visual connection in and out.
— Jack Patton
Thoughtful composition of geometry, materials and color surround a tranquil outdoor plaza that integrates the exterior with the interior spaces.
— Mike Pratl
Project DetailsArchitect: PSA-Dewberry Inc.; Chicago, Ill.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $20 million
Square Feet: 121,321
Occupancy: October 2008
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies
Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.
Filters: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Floor Finishes: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Free Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Santana Products Inc.
Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Surfaces, Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Action Floor Systems LLC
Surfaces, Tennis: DecoTurf
Surfaces, Track: Mondo
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: DecoTurf
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Draper Inc.
Treadmills: Precor Incorporated
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Water Play Features: Rain Drop Products LLC
Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.