Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo
Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo2009
A central lobby at the core of this club/hotel hybrid signals circulation to the unique functions and spaces of multiple facility components. A bar, deli and dining area that serves club members and hotel guests further dramatizes the entry experience and promotes the conviviality that characterizes the facility. Views from the entry to the rear patio and pool strengthen the sense of an upscale resort.
Glass curtainwalls and wood slats highlight the semi-transparent dividers that define various functional areas while maintaining open circulation and visual connection to the pool and patio. Strengthening this approach are ambient lighting, floating ceiling elements and animating, energizing colors and patterns for floors, walls and furnishings. Hanging lanterns and stucco box ribs connect the interior to patio spaces, where fire pits and relaxed seating underscore the appeal of Southern California’s indoor/outdoor style.
The architecture is straightforward, efficient and in accord with the area’s prevailing aesthetic. It also features an intriguing focal element, a two-story rotunda form in rich blue that presents glass block on the ground level, generating a jeweled effect while privatizing an executive locker room. Above is a cardio/fitness room, oriented to mountain views and encircled by floor-to-ceiling windows. Though the site presents some topographical constraints, the facility’s L-shaped footprint maximizes optimal views throughout.
Project DetailsArchitect: Dahlin Group Inc.; Pleasanton, Calif.
Construction Cost: $61.3 million
Square Feet: 184,000 total, 66,000 (club)
Occupancy: July 2008
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.
Court Panels/Glass: A Best Enterprises Inc.
Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.
Dryers: Cissell Mfg. Co.
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater
Exercise Balls: SPRI Products
Floor Finishes: Aacer Flooring LLC
Flooring, Aerobics: Sports Unlimited Inc.
Flooring, Fitness Center: Moose Sports Surfaces Ltd.
Free Weight Equipment: Iron Grip Barbell Co.
Free Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Heaters: Pentair Water Pool and Spa
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.
Stair Climbers: Nautilus Inc.
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Stationary Bikes: Technogym USA Corp.
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Strength Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.
Surface: Aacer Flooring LLC
Surfaces, Basketball: Sports Unlimited Inc.
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Treadmills: Technogym USA Corp.
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Water Play Features: Fountain People Inc., The