The Krusi Park Renovation is a project aimed at improving the park’s facilities and creating a model from which the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) will develop their parks facilities in the future. This project is replacing the existing recreation building with a new 2,600 square foot building and is also addressing safety, code compliance, and visual improvements to pathways, lighting, and group picnic/bbq areas. I worked closely with the ARPD to design a durable, low maintenance, low cost park building with a multipurpose room, office, kitchen, concession space, multiple storage spaces and park restrooms. The building is oriented to take advantage of solar orientation and prevailing winds. Polished concrete floors in the multipurpose room will increase the efficiency of the radiant floors. The deep over hang to the south keeps the multipurpose room shaded during the summer but allows for low winter light to penetrate deeper into the space. In secondary spaces (storage rooms, mechanical room, restrooms) solar tubes are being used to naturally light the space. The butterfly roof functions as a gutter and drains water into a garden that filters and cleans runoff water.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Alameda, CA, US
My Role: Project Manager
Additional Credits: Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc.
Carducci + Associates