Location: Boone, NC
A 95,000sf recreation center for Watauga County, North Carolina offers four gymnasiums, suspended running track, competition pool, leisure pool, multipurpose rooms, and fitness facilities. The L-shaped building houses pools in one leg and gymnasiums in the other and the two wings are joined by a glazed lobby that contains reception and waiting. Irregular peaks and valleys of the center’s roof echo the undulating ridgelines of the surrounding mountains. Stone cladding references an Appalachian vernacular while generous use of curtain wall provides interior daylighting and views in, to the pools, and out, to the adjacent athletic fields and mountains beyond.
Watauga Community Recreation Center
AIA North Carolina > Design Awards > Institutional
- AIA NC Honor