Orange Memorial Park Recreation Building

South San Francisco, California
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

A multi-purpose room provides a recreational center for South San Francisco.

The simple 6,400-square-foot Orange Memorial Park Recreation Building is an airy, light-filled multi-purpose room for cultural, recreational, celebratory, and educational activities. The visual transparency of the glazed facade on three sides connects the inner space with surrounding patios, merging indoor and outdoor activities.

Orange Memorial Park Recreation Building
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The community center was conceived as a pavilion in a 23-acre park. The material palette features red and yellow cedar, basalt stone, and glass. The simple overall geometries of two rectangular masses are embellished with wood roof trusses.

The site orientation of the building utilizes daylight, while deep overhangs provide patio shade. Sun-protected fenestration allows for park views. The project’s energy performance is 15.2 percent more efficient than what is mandated by California’s stringent energy code.

Other green features include efficient lighting, recycled glass countertops and medium density fiberboard, and low VOC materials for paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants.

Formal name of project: Orange Memorial Park Recreation Building

781 Tennis Drive
South San Francisco , California

Gross square footage: 6,400 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: $3.9 Million

Completion Date: May 2008

City of South San Francisco Parks & Recreation

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
800 Bancroft Way, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: 510-843-0916 / Fax: 510-843-0949

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