Honorable Mention - Top 10 Finalist - Victoria Ereskina - Redesign Your School Athletic Pavilion | 2014 National High School Architecture Competition #5
What's the problem here? Getting started on your athletic pavilion design.
The Brooklyn Technical High School first floor gymnasium is the school’s largest gym by far. Its ceiling extends to the third floor; on the second floor is a track that runs around the perimeter of the gym. It is open to the first floor gym below it. However, it is still quite small for a school of its size. The main problem with the gym is its unreasonable use of the space it does have, which leads to lack of equipment, and, finally, to the lack of variety in the types of activities students can do. Another problem is ventilation. The last issue addressed will be the fact that the placement of spaces causes students and classmates to interfere with one another.
This project will solve these issues by reasonably expanding the gym outward, allowing the addition of storage spaces and a teacher's office, and changing the means by which the gym is enclosed and its spaces separated, while adding a refreshed, updated look, new equipment, means to secure the equipment, and other details such as a speaker system for higher spirit.