YMCA of Southern Indiana/New Albany-Floyd County Aquatic Center


YMCA of Southern Indiana/New Albany-Floyd County Aquatic Center


Project Description

Located on a brownfield site on the northern bank of the Ohio River in a neglected portion of downtown New Albany, this YMCA was designed to be a catalyst for redevelopment and connect residents to the river. When viewed from the Ohio River Bridge, the building presents a strong, iconic image while also blending in with New Albany’s historic downtown. The most prominent element is a three-story, triangular glass atrium. The building features projecting panels of brick with precast concrete banding offset by sections of aluminum paneling. Large windows allow daylight into the building while putting the YMCA’s programs on display at night.

The atrium is a hub of activity. From the lobby, guests can view many activity spaces, including the aquatic center, the child watch area, the gymnasium, the climbing wall, the walking track, the strength training area and a group exercise studio. The openness of the design also provides staff the ability to monitor multiple activity areas at once. The locker rooms are clustered adjacent to the aquatic center, allowing members to change and walk directly onto the pool deck. The shallow water of the family fun pool was located closest to the locker rooms to prevent children from having to walk past deep water.

Project Details

Architect: The Estopinal Group; Jeffersonville, Ind.
Aquatic Design Engineer: L+W Consulting; Carmel, Ind.
Construction Cost: $18.9 million
Square Feet: 82,000
Occupancy: November 2008

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies

Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics US Inc.

Climbing Walls: Entre Prises Climbing Walls

Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Elliptical Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac

Filters: Siemens Water Technologies

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free Weight Equipment: Star Trac

Free Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Free Weight Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Gutters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim Products

Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Sanitization Systems: PPG Industries

Saunas/Whirlpools: Finlandia/Harvia Sauna Products

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Sound Systems: Shure Inc.

Stair Climbers: Nautilus Inc.

Starting Blocks: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.

Stationary Bikes: Biodex Medical Systems Inc.

Stationary Bikes: Star Trac

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Treadmills: Star Trac

Water Play Features: Fountain People Inc., The