NRH CentreNorth Richland Hills, Texas 2013
NRH Centre markets itself to the North Richland Hills community — a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas — as “the Centre of your world.” Fourteen years in the making, this facility is the realization of a remarkable commitment to providing quality-of-life projects for residents.
The building is not just a recreation center or a senior center, nor is it simply a venue for special events. NRH Centre is a multifunctional and multigenerational facility that combines amenities that were either missing or scattered around the area.
In response to the client’s desire for an “open and inviting” design, the massive 85,000-square-foot building was broken down into inviting forms and functions of a more intimate human scale, while also providing visual access and openness across spaces. Outside, clear and comfortable approaches bring patrons to one of three control points serving each distinct function.
Once inside, patrons have the ability to move between functions, but are not compelled to. Each key function has its own interior design personality, yet they all work together. Features unique among the region’s municipal facilities include a climbing wall within the natatorium and a Terrace Bar that supports the ballroom for special events.
Project DetailsARCHITECT OF RECORD: Brinkley Sargent Architects; Dallas, Texas
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $21 million
Square Feet: 84,963
Occupancy: April 2012
Basketball Flooring: Connor Sports
Bleachers/Grandstands: Jaypro Sports LLC
Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.
Cleaners/Vacuums: Pentair Aquatic Systems
Climbing Walls: Shotcrete Custom Rockwall, Cost of Wisconsin Corp.
Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Deck/Basin Surface: Interceramic
Deck/Basin Surface: SMG
Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Fitness Center - Railing: HDI Railing Systems
Fitness Center - Shades: Mechoshade
Food Service and Concessions: GE Lighting Systems
Food Service and Concessions: Jenn-Air
Food Service and Concessions: Summit
Gutters: Lawson Aquatics Inc.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Lane Markers: Antiwave Pool Products
Lighting: Beta Lighting
Lighting: K.W. Industries
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Lighting: Louis Poulsen
Lighting: Pentair Aquatic Systems
Lighting: Scott Architectural
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: Tufftec Lockers
Pools - Acoustic Panels: Troy Accoustics
Pools - Leisure and Spa: Sunbelt Pools Inc.
Pools - Slides: SplashTacular Entertainment
Sanitization Systems: LMI, Milton Roy
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: General Partitions Mfg. Co.
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.