Reseda Park Pool, California Public Bathing Facility, Architect, Project, Images
Reseda Park Pool, Los Angeles
Public Bathing Facility, LA, USA – design by Lehrer Architects
27 Sep 2016
Reseda Park Pool
Design: Lehrer Architects
Reseda Park Pool, Los Angeles
This Public Park Pool is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley where summer temperatures regularly reach 100 degrees. It is the only public swimming pool within a five 5 mile radius and has served this community for over fifty years. It has been out of operation for several years.
Working with an incredibly tight budget– basically enough to build a new pool, pave it and fence it—architects leveraged readily available, off-the-shelf industrial materials to transform fencing into ten cube-shade cabanas with built-in seating, and five 30-foot high, lightly monumental urban shade pavilions that give emblematic importance to this renewed civic place on sparse Victory Boulevard.
Paving was leveraged to unify new parking, existing basketball courts, and the pool using alternating colored stripes (set by parking space dimensions, and red “confetti”, which extrude into benches periodically.
New, large competition-size pool to replace non-functioning existing pool, upgrades to the existing historic pool building and all associated mechanical and electrical systems, expand parking capacity, new fencing; new deck, site lighting.
On a lean budget, build a state-of-the-art competition pool and turn required fencing and paving into significant functional, iconic community architecture.
Use daylight and night lighting, color, and beautiful pool water to honor the neighborhood, the City, the Park, and the Boulevard by making this architecture celebratory and joyous.
Reseda Park Pool – Building Information
Location: Reseda, LA, California
Client: The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering,
Department of Public Works and the Department of Recreation and Parks
Project Date: July 2012
Structure: Welded galvanized steel supporting vinyl-covered chain link fencing; Nylon fabric for shade and light capture; Concrete paving and pool
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