SW YMCA – Fun in the Sun

September 13, 2011
STG Design completed the renovation of the Southwest YMCA’s existing facility to better serve the increasing demands of South Austin. The concept was to express a transition from urban to garden, symbolizing the every day progression from work, to fitness, to life. This concept is expressed in the architecture by progressively dissolving the mass of the existing tilt-wall façade with a multi-colored perforated screen.

The play of light from the screen is more pronounced as one approaches the east side or “Garden,” much like the dappling of light of the sky through the canopy of a tree. The facility includes a basketball court, indoor pool, aerobics area, pilates area, free weights, cardio, spinning, indoor walking track, outdoor pool and outdoor play area.

 

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