West Hollywood Aquatics and Recreation Center
West Hollywood, California
The vision for the reimagined West Hollywood Aquatics and Recreation Center is to cultivate a strong community by providing bigger, better services and venues for the city’s 35,000 active residents. Situated on a difficult urban site and straddling an existing roadway, the campus will accommodate a 17,000-square-foot, multisport court; two rooftop public pools; a fully-automatic parking garage; event staging area and public access television studio.
A bridge will span over the existing roadway and connect the recreation center to a community building with meeting rooms, a day care center, staff offices and public social spaces. The structures will be linked to the park by a sculptural and dynamic “grand stair,” designed to become a center for social activity and a focal point for the park. Working in concert with the landscape design team at Rios Clementi Hale, improvements and expansions will be made to the existing open park.