Community-based Multi-use Recreation Complex
To create a major community space to bring people together for fitness, sports and recreation, the City of Fairview Heights, IL, hired Farnsworth Group to design a state-of-the art recreation center to serve the community both young and old alike.
The Rec Complex of Fairview Heights is a multi-use facility with a gymnasium, leisure and competitive/instructional indoor aquatic facility, fitness and free weights area, child watch, multi-purpose, fitness rooms, a unique Clip n' Climb area, and an outdoor dog park. The floor plan features an open layout with visual transparency between activity areas. The elevated walking track and fitness areas will be on the second floor overlooking the playing courts and the aquatics area.
Exterior design features modern forms which create mass and void contrast between solid materials and large expanses of glass. The design is open to the outside, inviting and will serve as an anchor for the Metro East region.