Located in South San Francisco, Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects have completed the simple 6,400-square-foot Orange Memorial Park Recreation Building. The building organisation 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 expanse with surrounding patios, merging indoor and exterior activities.
The designers wanted the environmental features of the send to lend strong architectural countenance to the building. Most essential in this affectionateness are the siting of the send with affectionateness to solar orientation, the deep overhangs and sunshades, and the abundant sun-protected fenestration that provided natural day-lighting and views. As a result of the building’s siting, architectural design, lighting organisation and mechanical engineering, this project’s forcefulness performance is 15.2% better than what is mandated by California’s demanding forcefulness efficiency cipher standard. This qualified the city as the owner to receive a monthly motivator of thousands of dollars from PG & E. The project’s site forcefulness use intensity (calculated using EPA’s Energy Star Target Finder tool) is 55.9 kBtu/Sf.Ft./Yr. Comparing to the national cipher of 65 kBtu/Sf.Ft./Yr for “Public Assembly – Recreation” use, the proportionality of forcefulness change is 14%.
Low-emitting materials – paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants with low VOC, and laminate and fiberboard with no additional formaldehyde – minimize indoor expose contaminants. The lustrous concrete slab serves as the ended story surface, thusly reducing touchable use, and resulting in a story that is highly durable, cushy to maintain, and of VOC-free emissions. A broad proportionality of fly-ash is specified for the foundation concrete; other touchable choices with broad recycled content include recycled glass countertops and aluminum. The buildings were sited to preserve an existing Magnolia tree grove. The roof has a modify coating to reduce the modify island effect. Bio-swales treat run-off from the patios and ball courts.