La Alma Recreation Center Addition

LA ALMA RECREATION CENTER ADDITION


Client:
CCD Department of Parks and Recreation

Location:
Denver, CO

Project Status:
Completed 2001

Size:
Addition: 4,000 sf
Rennovation: 900 sf

Program:
Architectural Programing and Design

The design of the new senior center located at the La Alma Recreation Center extends the range of services offered to the surrounding neighborhood. The new senior center will provide facilities for an expanding arts and crafts program as well as providing flexible multi-purpose space to conduct a wide range of community events.

The project includes a large multi-purpose room, game room, arts and crafts room, reading room, offices, renovated kitchen facilities, and a computing and conference room. 

The design is reflective of the local culture and is evocative of the modern Mexican architectural movement of the “wall culture.” The use of brilliant colors is intended to complement the existing mural by local regional artist, Emmanuel Martinez. The bold form transforms the existing nondescript building into a focal point for the community.¬†