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Merit Award-Moffett Amenities Building
Firm: DES Architects & Engineers
Client: Not Provided
Moffett Amenities Building
The client envisioned a world-class fitness and spa facility as well as space for large company meetings, informal gatherings, and employee down time as a centerpiece for their newest corporate campus. Designers conceived of a club intended to create a unique and forward-thinking environment with a strong identity inside and out. The project achieved LEED NC 2.2 Gold certification.
The Amenities Building is strategically located at the heart of a significant, sustainable, 1.7-million sf corporate campus with VTA light rail station connection. Located in Sunnyvale, California, along the south edge of historic Moffett Field, a former U.S. Naval Air Station, the two-parcel, 52-acre campus is highly visible and acts as a gateway to Silicon Valley. The building houses a bank and a health club with spa and café.
The two-story, 48,000 sf state-of-the-art corporate health club is the architectural gem of the campus. A club of this caliber is rare among on-site facilities on a multiple-tenant commercial campus. The sustainable, sophisticated design creates a quality club experience.
The club takes its design cues from the surrounding buildings, yet has its unique character. The architecture is both visually dynamic and infused with symbolism from nature and aviation including the aviator’s badge, derived from birds in flight. It is a striking configuration of curves and linear forms exemplified by the light-filled, open, two-story glass and steel lobby.
The simple yet powerful design uses rich materials providing a luxurious, relaxing resort-like environment where members can have a world-class fitness and spa experience without leaving the campus.
The club's thoughtful interior design references natural forms such as ginkgo leaves and reeds, bringing a sense of tranquility and nature indoors. The leaf pattern is carried throughout in the details of the stamped concrete flooring and in the colors of the carpeting. The color palette accentuates the natural characteristics of the materials and takes advantage of the light in each space according to the building’s orientation.
Sustainable materials include FSC certified cherry wood, locally fabricated custom cast concrete, recycled-content ceramic tile and Greenguard certified furniture.
Facilities include a day spa, a cafe that accommodates large gatherings; a 25-yard pool is solar-heated and handicap accessible; Jacuzzi, sauna, shower, locker room, gymnasium, weight and cardio area, and studios.
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