Claremont Model

Claremont Model

Claremont

Claremont

Claremont Human Services

The space between the existing buildings to the north and the south is reordered by a series of walls and arcades that also link the offices on the west to the large exercise and dance rooms to the east.While the new buildings on the eastern edge announce the prescence of this important community recreational faci;lity to the main thoroughfare, the actual entrance from the parking area on the west is marked by the tower above the reception room, the main public space of the office area. The central arcade creates two courts and leads to the atrium court between the dance and gymnastics buildings.The large courts are intended to serve as spacial extensions of the existing buildings for a variiety of activities such as fairs, dances and receptions. The atrium court provides a waiting area for parents of younger children.

The design and character of the proposed buildings is intended to reflect the duality of the project which is both civic and rural. While theprimary materials, wood and stone, are essentially rustic in their reference, the formal orderand concrete of the arcades bring a more civic order ton the whole. The landscaping and paving of the courts explore a variety of themes related to the climate and agricultural history of the region.

Location
Claremont
California

Program
Department Offices
Dance Studio & Gym

Size
6,000sf

Cost
$750,000

Completion
1993

landscape
Rios Pierson

structural
Albert C. Presky & Associates

mechanical
Edward Kuipers and Associates

Electrical
Zacharias Vorgias