perkins&will completes new recreation center in el paso, texas
Perkins&Will celebrates the completion of its Eastside Regional Recreation Center in El Paso.
global firm perkins&will takes to el paso
In the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert, about forty miles from central El Paso, is the Hueco Tanks — an area of clustered rock formations home to hollows of water and petroglyphs dating back to 6000 BCE.
Seeking to enhance the quality of life for residents, the city of El Paso engaged the architects at Perkins&Will to spearhead the development of the recreation center alongside local architecture firm, In*Situ.
a state-of-the-art recreational center
responding to the natural context
A large plaza serves as a community civic space and gateway to other areas of the center. Shade structures allow ...
...for exterior activities, providing relief from the desert sun and creating a transition between indoors and out.
The north façade panels allow indirect sunlight into the building and provide relief from the potentially monolithic wall panels.
The state-of-the-art natatorium includes a competition-ready fifty-meter pool, a 25-yard lap pool, and two diving boards (one meter and three meters) with associated diving well.
Throughout the project, the design team prioritized the health and wellbeing of its users. In support of the wellness ...
...goals for the center, an efficient method for removing harmful chloramines from the air in the pool was utilized.
This works in tandem with the perimeter HVAC duct layout in sweeping the air towards the evacuators, ensuring the air is as clean and healthy as possible.