California-based architect Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects designed the Orange Memorial Park located in South San Francisco. The building is conceived as a pavilion in a park and an icon for the community.
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Orange Memorial Park is the most important public recreation venue for the citizens of South San Francisco, and is the context for the new 6,400 sq. ft. recreation building which is encircled by soccer, basketball, picnic and other outdoor amenities. The facility’s function is to serve cultural, recreational, celebratory, and educational activities. But more importantly, the recreation building is conceived as a pavilion in a park and an icon for the community.
Towards that goal, the use of natural materials that are sustainable, that have a sense of quality and longevity, that are complementary to each other and to the park context, and that are attractive, was of fundamental importance both to the designers and the client. For that reason, wood – in particular Western Red Cedar – and natural basalt stone are two of the most prominent materials in the building’s materials palette.
Western Red Cedar wood grilles form a rain screen of longevity and beauty for the walls, while evoking the sense of lightness, transparency and horizontality. Due to the strong though simple geometric forms, the importance of Western Red Cedar in the design idea is especially critical. As a consequence, the building’s materials and massing come together to provide identity and a strong civic sense of place for the 23-acre park.
+ Project credits / data
Project: Orange Memorial Park
Location: South San Francisco, California, USA 9
Architect: Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects
Project Manager: Tai-Ran Tseng of Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects
Structural Engineer: Umerani Associates
Civil Engineer: Winzler & Kelly
Mechanical Engineer: Mechanical Design Studio
Electrical Engineer: Int-Elect Engineers, Inc
Landscape: Gates & Associates
General Contractor: RGM & Associates