Excelsior Springs Community Center
Excelsior Springs Community CenterExcelsior Springs, MO 2017
Located on a highly visible site shared with school district facilities, the new community center offers a variety of amenities for members of all ages, including a gymnasium with an elevated walking track, an indoor pool, a weight room, racquetball courts, studio fitness space, event rooms, a catering kitchen and a childcare center. Design inspiration was drawn from the steeply sloping site, the city’s mineral water heritage and the human body.
Rather than flattening the site, activity zones were organized to step down the hillside. Inside, a ramped circulation spine connects all interior spaces and acts as an extended exercise path. Similar to the body’s concealed systems (muscular, skeletal, circulatory), a building’s concealed systems (mechanical, structural, electrical) are essential to its function. Rather than hide these systems, the design highlights their contribution to the building’s aesthetic.
The architecture and interior design drew from Mayan traditions related to water and water gods. Each activity zone is accented with a distinctive color, inspired by the WPA-era Hall of Waters, a beautiful Art Deco building that once served as a bottling facility for the healing mineral waters of Excelsior Springs. In addition to creating a dynamic environment, the color scheme also serves a wayfinding function within the facility.
Project DetailsArchitect: SFS Architecture
Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Construction Cost: $15,300,000
Square Feet: 50,000
Occupancy: October 2016
2 Building Systems - Skylights: Pinnacle Skylight System
Building Systems - Skylights: Wasco
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: DGJD Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Flextronics
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Mity-Lite Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: QSC Audio Amplifiers
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Community Professional Loudspeakers
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Taraflex Sports Flooring
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Taraflex Sports Flooring
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Racquetball/Squash Courts: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Summit Lockers Inc.
Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Dal-Tile Corp.
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: AMPCO Stainless Steel
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology, Inc.
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: SGM
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Pools - Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International
Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.
Pools - Gutters: Dal-Tile Corp.
Pools - Gutters: Neptune Benson Inc.
Pools - Gutters: Lawson Aquatics Inc.
Pools - Heaters: Weil-McClain Maxi-Flo Pool Heaters
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Lane Markers: Competitor Swim
Pools - Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Pools - Sanitization Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.
Pools - Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.
Pools - Water Play Features: Avalanche Waterslides
Racquetball/Squash Courts - Court Panels/Glass Walls: Strongwall Sport Surfaces Inc.