Campus Recreation Center, U. Cincinatti

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The Campus Recreation Center is a building that encloses vast interior spaces, a character which can never be effectively conveyed by the flat drawings and photographs in the provided books. Traversing the exercise and gymnasium levels of the building revealed the full extents of those spaces and the effect of the roof openings.

Further, the merging of the recreation center with its context was not apparent from the drawings and photographs. That the building’s overall shape was primarily dictated by the stadium behind and student life and athletic offices in front lent a new understanding of its design process to us.

– Sam Gruber, Andrew Staiger, Robin Wohlforth

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