Claude Moore Community Recreation Center
Claude Moore Community Recreation Center2009
The design of this community center, which is located within Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County, Va., followed the desires of community residents to reflect a “farmacular” architecture, in contrast to the big-box suburban sprawl that surrounds the historic park setting. Accordingly, the building is organized as a farm compound of simple connected masses that orient to the park entry drive and adjacent woodland. A traditional barn-and-silo profile fronts smaller “out buildings” that extend from the central lobby and contain the gymnasium, community rooms, and teen and childcare areas.
The transparent central entry, control point and fitness area are an open double volume flanked by views into the gym and aquatics area, with a large control desk to welcome users. Overhead, a walk/jog track runs through the heart of the facility above the fitness area, with exterior vistas on two sides of the building and interior views to the entry lobby, climbing wall, gym and both pools.
The aquatics area includes a 50-meter pool and a leisure pool with sundeck in separate natatoria, linked by a common locker room and mechanical core, as well as a family changing suite. The iconic silo, clad in a regional glazed silo brick, serves as the launch pad of the spiral water slide, and a circular party room below opens to the pool deck.
Project DetailsArchitect: Wisnewski Blair & Associates Ltd.; Alexandria, Va.
Architect: Moody-Nolan Inc.; Columbus, Ohio
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $14.5 million
Square Feet: 91,000
Occupancy: March 2007
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems
Bleachers: All Star Bleachers
Bleachers/Grandstands: National Recreation Systems Inc.
Bulkheads: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies
Climbing Walls: Monolithic Sculptures Inc.
Dehumidifiers: Desert Aire Corp.
Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems
Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac
Entertainment Systems: Sharp Electronics Corp., Information Systems Group
Exercise Balls: Thera-Band Products/Hygenic Corp.
Filters: Nemato Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Fitness Center: Pawling Corp.
Free Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Handicapped Equipment: RehaMed International LLC
Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: Spec-Rite Designs
Rowers: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Stationary Bikes: Star Trac
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Surfaces, Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Treadmills: Star Trac
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems
Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems
Water Play Features: SCS Interactive
Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment