Driving Park Community Center and Pool Improvements

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Driving Park Community Center and Pool Improvements

Columbus, OH 2017

Project Description

The Driving Park Community Center renovation transformed a bunker of a building into a bright beacon for the community. The project doubled the size of the existing center by removing outdated support spaces and creating new entrance, office and activity zones.

Originally two projects, the design team incorporated the outdoor pool into the building to allow locker rooms to be shared between the pool and gym. This efficiency in turn allowed for the renovation of an existing, smaller gym into an extension of the lobby, a classroom, a multipurpose space, and new storage and mechanical spaces.

The site of a driving track in the early 1900s, the front face of the center features a sloping, composite-metal panel reminiscent of a race car, anchoring the entrances of the community room and pool. Brick establishes a solid base, while cementitious panels add patterning. Glass provides a welcoming entrance, light at the clerestory, and connectivity between activity zones.

The back sides of the building employ economic block and corrugated metal panels. Adding air conditioning allowed existing louvers on the north face to be replaced with vertical windows, affording views to and from classrooms. The open interior layout allows for casual supervision of all spaces off the main lobby.

Project Details

Architect: Moody Nolan
Construction Cost: 10.5 Million
Square Feet: 32,500
Occupancy: May 2016

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Soundcom Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Porter Athletic

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Penco Products Inc.

Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: ASI - HDPE

Pools - Diving Boards: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Lighting: Dulcodes A UV System

Pools - Slides: Goulds

Training Facilities - Taping/Treatment Tables: Icon Shelter Systems Inc.

Architect Of Record

Moody Nolan
Columbus, OH

Design Architect

Moody Nolan

Aquatic Engineer

St. Louis, MO

Landscape Architect

Columbus, OH

Structural and MEP

Columbus, OH

Civil Engineer

Columbus, OH