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California State University, Northridge - Student Recreation Center
(# 386)
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The challenge was to accommodate the project’s extensive program on a long and narrow site while addressing its poor solar orientation and urban edge condition.

The solution delineates a new campus edge to the community, establishes a terminus of the campus pedestrian axis, and responds to orientation. The east façade’s “human billboard” reveals the activities within to the community. The program includes basketball courts, multi-activity court, rock wall, running track, racquetball court, fitness areas, multi-purpose studios and an aquatic center.  The use of a repetitive module enhances the building’s performance by integrating structural, mechanical, and electrical solutions. Sustainable features include:  displacement ventilation, natural daylighting with controls, solar control strategies and an efficient HVAC system. The building is 28.6% better than Title-24 and received LEED Gold certification in 2012.

01---Intro.jpg 02---Context.jpg 03---The-fold.jpg 04---West-elevation.jpg
05---West-Entry.jpg 06---Reception.jpg 07---Stacking.jpg 08---Climbing-wall.jpg
09---Skydeck.jpg 10---Gym-and-Track.jpg 11---Sustainable.jpg
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