The City of Manhattan dreamed of a complete renovation and update to the existing 100 year old City Park pool, as well as a new bath house structure. The AKA created concept for the new bath house was that of a pavilion. The City wanted a building that would sustain through the years and have minimal maintenance. This simple wood post and beam structure is ideal for the bath house because it can be left exposed to accentuate the structure's aesthetics and practicality. The communities dream came to life when AKA created a design that maximized visual connection of the entrance and manager’s view of the pool, and minimized maintenance, while providing a facility that is warm and inviting as well as functional.
Additional features included:
• Designed spaces to separate staff and public functions.
• Manager’s of office, lifeguard of office, ticket of office, first aid, concession stand, men’s locker room, women’s locker room and family changing room.
• Use of masonry and polycarbonate panels for durability and ease of maintenance.
• Light colored T&G decking provides maximum light reflection.