Indoor recreational facilities for future generations on the agenda on 7 November
Sports halls are one of the fundamental building blocks of a community’s sports and leisure infrastructure but their design and programming need to evolve to meeting an ever-broadening range of expectations and users. An international panel will show strategies for activating leisure elements into traditional sports hall concepts, as well as how to realize integrated concepts for recreation, cultural and social uses.
Learn about the Carla Madison Recreation Center in Denver - from Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture Principal and Partner Katie Barnes - which is the first truly urban public recreation centre for the city. The building rises five levels and sits on a postage-stamp sized lot, abutting one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. In goes against all of Denver’s suburban norms and is the first recreation centre project that re-focused indoor services back into the core of the city.
GEC Architecture Partner Andrew Tankard from Canada presents the Recreation Centre Development in Calgary while looking at facilities such as Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.
“A new approach for sustainable building concepts and innovative funding methods?” is Mike Lawless’ topic. The director of LA Architects from the United Kingdom designs large scale urban regeneration projects in the UK combining commercial and residential buildings with sports culture and Civic buildings.
The session is moderated by Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Director at the Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facilities (ÖISS) in Vienna, Austria.