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The project location is by the LA River in Los Angeles.
The program includes one large indoor athletic pool, outdoor pool, a coffee shop, learning center, classrooms, and gym. It also includes locker rooms, showers, bathrooms and a kayak storage. The bike path is intentionally shifted to go through the shear walls so that the bikers get close to the building and experience the material, purpose and massiveness of those walls. The shear walls are oriented diagonal to separate SW from the NE in order to provide natural heating and cooling. The program is divided so that the part that needs natural heating will be on the SW part of the building and the program that needs more cooling is on the NE side of the building. The walls also block the noise from the freeway, and disconnect the urban life from the nature. They divide the space and separate the program to provide privacy. #lcrenders at Los Angeles, California