Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON ATHLETIC MEDICINE CENTER, EUGENE
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
When student athletes first enter this sports-therapy and training facility, they're greeted by a zigzagging white Corian bench that unravels like a roll of sports tape. And that's just the beginning of the athletic imagery Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects created for this 15,000-square-foot center. A seating area features four sandblasted glass screens depicting students in various athletic poses, images made from the names of the school's former athletes, while an adjacent oak wall is branded with the names of the school's most important coaches. The school's "O" logo is depicted in a large relief comprising 3,000 aluminum rods that pierce a glass wall in the nutrition bar. Even there, the stools boast leather covers laser-cut with sport statistics.
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