The roof provides structural integrity via reinforced concrete over
metal deck, yet also provides dynamic usability.
There is an elevator-accessible soccer field surrounded by a 3-lane
running track, all perched upon a 360 degree view.
The synthetic green turf helps cool the building and reduces the building’s
carbon footprint. Special care was taken to ensure the roof
could drain the rainwater and still have a usable soccer
field and running track. The slab was poured to various elevations
to accommodate two different
First, for softer landings, we created
a 5 inch recess to accept foam padding at the rock climbing
wall. Second, we created a 2.5 inch recess for the hardwood
floor on the 3 basketball / volleyball courts and the 3 racquetball
courts. Of course
the panel layout had to be coordinated with the slab elevation
changes for casting of the panels.
The finishing expertise deftly delivers the various visual architectural
impressions of warmness, where high-tech meets old world charm.