TEAM: Scott Sickeler: Principal In Charge + Design Tim Keepers: Senior Designer + Imagery
Located in Centennial Colorado this is a site specific client study which looks at creating a first of its kind multifunction athletic facility’s focusing on indoor surfing and sky diving. Drawing from smaller existing precedents already in place in Germany this study expands the program to provide a greater connection to the community by including elements like restaurants, food markets and an event space. This design responds both formalistically and materialistically to the site and its relationship to the street and surroundings. It does this by radiating its program from a center restaurant and entry hub while including varying amounts of exterior space for each major function. Additionally the food market and entry boardwalk is flanked by a large planted event lawn which can also serve as a community farmers market. This is relationship occurs again on the back side of the rock climbing arm where the exterior deck connects to the stage seating which is nestled into an existing tree clearing. The most important programmatic goal is the visual connection to the surf and indoor skydiving areas as well as the exterior connection to the food market and event lawn. Providing a visual connection to these elements lends to the sense of interest and interactivity between not only different elements and activities in the building but with the environment and passersby as well.
Credits: - BLUR Workshop - Principal In Charge: Architecture - Scott Sickeler - BLUR Workshop - Senior Designer - Tim Keepers