Akron Botanical Gardens

Media House

Community Center

SITE: Cleveland, Ohio

YEAR: Undergrad Sophomore - 2016, Semester 2

UNIVERSITY: Kent State University

DURATION OF PROJECT: 2 months

The community center is designed with curves and has an expansive use of glass. The glass and curves allow for unique experiences among users.

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This community center is located in a small suburb outside of Cleveland, OH. The areas outside of Cleveland are mostly small suburban housing communities with the main roads having retail, groceries, and food. The community center will bring a space for these suburban communities to come workout and meet one another.

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Figure 1: East facade elevation

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Floor Plans

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The program includes the 1st-floor racquetball courts and indoor pool, 2nd-floor lockers, workout rooms, and an outdoor pool, 3rd-floor massage rooms, and a 4th-floor lounge.

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1st Floor

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2nd Floor

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3rd Floor

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4th Floor

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Figure 2: Traverse Section 1

Figure 3: South Facade Elevation

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Figure 4: Traverse Section 2 through outdoor pool

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Figure 5: East facade showing 2nd floor outdoor pool

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Figure 6: Longitudinal Section

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Figure 7: West Facade

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