Facilities of Merit 2017: The Pavilion, Bend Parks & Recreation District

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The Pavilion, Bend Parks & Recreation District

Bend, OR 2017
Year in Showcase: 2017

Project Description

The Pavilion is a seasonal, NHL-regulation-size ice rink and sports facility, organized with one public entry point that provides access to the ice skate rental center, administrative offices, concessions areas, restrooms, and a divisible multipurpose room with an overlook of the ice rink.

A covered exterior walkway leads to team locker rooms, an exterior concessions window, the ice rink, storage support spaces and outdoor amenities.

A perimeter ETFE fabric screen mitigates wind, solar radiation, and driven rain and snow from affecting the ice while allowing transparency. The underside of the canopy is clad with a custom plywood wood-slat system that controls acoustics. A small, covered shelter and two fire pits provide support for gatherings and events.

The Pavilion is configured with the higher roof over the ice rink oriented to the south with street frontage, and is nestled into the sloping topography to mitigate the scale of the roof. The north orientation of the support building provides an inviting scale to the facility and offers an acoustical and nighttime lighting buffer to the adjoining neighborhood. The structural columns supporting The Pavilion’s inclined roof had to be custom-made due to their size.

Judge's Comments

"Extraordinary clarity to the design idea! Very well-crafted and edited. Simple, clean and powerful — a space you want to be in!" — David Sorg

"The facility's thoughtful detailing and simple material palette create a beautiful piece of architecture. The building sings!" — Kalman Nagy

"Powerful and poetic — the contrast of the warm of the wood roof plane and the cool of the ice sheet creates a tangible and memorable experience for users." — Troy Sherrard


Project Details

Architect: Opsis Architecture LLP
Construction Cost: $9.2M
Square Feet: 50,064 sf
Occupancy: December 2015

Building Systems - Skylights: Custom Designed Skylights Inc.

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Delta AV

Ice Rinks - Dashers: All American Arena Products

Ice Rinks - Refrigeration Units: Trane / Ice Builders

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Sportfloor

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Sportfloor

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Foreman Fitness Products

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: General Partitions Mfg. Co.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting: Holophane

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces: Sportfloor

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Windscreens: Fabritec Structures

Architect Of Record

Opsis Architecture LLP
Portland, OR

Landscape Architect

GreenWorks, PC
Portland, OR

Recreation Consultant

Rink Management Services
Portland, OR