The Andover Branch of the Greater Wichita YMCA is a new centerpiece of the Andover community. This 118,000 square foot fitness facility was visualized as a modern design. Clean lines and a transparent skin establish a sense of anticipation as one approaches the building.
In the lobby, a large water wall framed by the YMCA logo captures the eye and creates a calming ambiance. Bold, custom graphics lead visitors to the second level where adult fitness equipment is in perpetual motion. Throughout the workout spaces, caramel colored wood gives warmth and adds richness to hard surfaces. All of the primary spaces are easily accessible from the main corridor. These spaces include basketball courts, indoor track, racquetball courts, program studios and locker rooms.
On the ground level, a tiered program studio highlights instructors and creates a dynamic experience for class participants. Unobstructed views to the surrounding exterior landscape enhance a relationship between inside and outside environments. An indoor swimming pool, adjacent to the lobby, is connected to an outdoor aquatic complex by a large glass wall.