Green Meadows Gym

This gymnasium, located in a well-used neighborhood park in south LA, provides a full-court gymansium with bleacher seating, bathrooms, storage, kitchen, and classroom and office space. The folded masonry walls dampen interior sound reverberation and also strengthen the 8-inch block wall sufficiently to avoide the addition of thickened structural piers which would otherwise be required. There is are cost saving and added value elements of the unexpected form. The interior is naturally lit by a skylight-punctured shed roof and north facing clerestory windows. It is passively cooled with operable louvres and is designed for LEED certified equivalence.

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