The MARQ is the gathering place in Southlake, Texas, allowing several generations of society to come together in planned social and wellness spaces that promote a high standard of health, comfort and happiness. The building organization provides individuals, families and Southlake community groups with a place to be together.
The City Parks and Rec team worked with Barker Rinker Seacat interior designers to link the facility together. Intersecting rings became a theme in phase one of the MARQ project, which led to the Active Adult Center and Southlake Tennis Center. The rings represent the linking of the Champions Club with Bicentennial Park, the Active Adult Center and the greater Southlake community. Rings are carried through on the windows of the natatorium and on the ceiling of the lobby, while the curved features of the windows provide a similar role in linking the gymnasium, playground and party rooms.
BUILT TO LAST
The MARQ aquatics center is a unique community pool. A stainless-steel panel system engineered by Myrtha Pools creates tanks of water and swim lanes designed to help swimmers glide through the water with less wave action. A stainless-steel chromium-rich alloy provides strength, as well as resistance to chemicals and corrosion that exceeds what is found with traditional concrete pools. These features are intended to give the pool a long life, while a large Kalwal skylight and large windows filter natural light into the space.