Invensys Foxboro Branch YMCA Expansion
Invensys Foxboro Branch YMCA Expansion2009
An expansion of an 18,000-square-foot facility that was built in 2000, the YMCA now efficiently combines three primary elements: a family recreation center, a childcare center and a physical therapy/rehabilitation wing. The massing and design of the YMCA respond to its setting between the town’s center and its main recreation campus by incorporating contextual forms (larger volumes are reflective of the region’s historic mill and agrarian structures) and materials such as HardiPlank siding and exposed steel.
The centerpiece of the family recreation center is a pool that accommodates a full spectrum of aquatic programming, including progressive swim instruction, aqua-therapy and water-based play. Another prime venue is the Teen Center, which features an “exergaming” zone and an outdoor Teen Terrace. The program menu is filled out by a wellness center, group exercise studios and a gymnasium with wood panel walls and striking exposed steel framing.
Project DetailsArchitect: Annino Associates Architects; North Attleboro, Mass.
Architect: Triangle2 Partners; Marblehead, Mass.
Construction Cost: $8.8 million
Square Feet: 56,185
Occupancy: September 2008
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems
Dehumidifiers: Dectron Inc.
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free Weight Equipment: Ivanko Barbell Co. Inc.
Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics
Lockers: Penco Products Inc.
Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company
Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Surfaces, Track: Mondo
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.