Elkhorn Community & Recreation Center

Omaha, NE

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Architecture Overview:

As a community center joint venture between the City of Elkhorn and the Elkhorn Public School District, RDG designed Common Ground for the area’s expanding population with drop-in recreational activities, instructional programming and special event rental opportunities. The design concept for the facility was one of "resistance" executed through structural tension and compression. The stairs emphasize the idea of resistance while the track wraps the workout area and emphasizes "compression". The central atrium serves as the facility’s hub while physically separating the pool, gyms and workout spaces. The jogging track cantilevers out from the main structure to optimize track length while providing a variety of interior and exterior views.

Strategic Facilities Planning Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Omaha
  • COMPLETE: August 2005
    • AIA Nebraska Chapter - Excellence in Design New Construction Citation Award - 2007
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