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Giovannetti Community Shelter // ASK Studio

Urbandale, IA, United States

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This project serves the need for both a recreational building and a storm shelter for the City of Urbandale.
The shelter provides a large meeting area, kitchen, storage, restrooms, and an office at the Walker Johnston Park.
It complies with FEMA standards as a protective facility against tornadoes, and is designed to resist the highest destructive winds.

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© ASK Studio

© ASK Studio

© ASK Studio

Upon approaching the structure, steel columns create a rhythm that then support a covered entry and align with the structure of the building.
The landscaped area adjacent to the entry helps to frame the path to the building while also creating a contrast to the strong, clean lines of the simple building.

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© ASK Studio

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© ASK Studio

The building is made of precast concrete panels, steel, and wood siding, and has a low, rectangular silhouette to enable it to flow with the surrounding landscape..

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© ASK Studio

© ASK Studio

© ASK Studio

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