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Jefferson High School Natatorium in Lafayette, IN

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Jefferson High School Natatorium in Lafayette

post updated 20 March 2024

Design: Cordogan Clark

Location: Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Jefferson Natatorium is a modern high-performance aquatic facility that uses wave form imagery to highlight its function and inspire young swimmers.

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

Photos by James Steinkamp

July 9, 2020

Jefferson High School Natatorium

This two-story 29,500 square foot natatorium, an addition to existing Jefferson High School, features a competition pool, diving well, and spectator seating for 450 people. It contains a 25-yard, 8-lane competition pool combined with a diving well with one 3-meter dive board and two 1-meter dive boards. The diving well is separated from the competition pool by a movable bulkhead that holds the competition pool starting platforms.

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

Spectator seating is elevated to a second level, with lockers and showers beneath. The pool is programmed to accommodate dryland training for swimmers; learn-to-swim programs; high school P.E. classes; lifeguard training; masters swimming for adults; scuba training; and kayaking.

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

Clerestory and vertical ribbon windows provide the pool and locker rooms generous natural light. Insulated translucent panels soften the daylight and prevent unwanted glare on the water, and screen unwanted views to the interior spaces. A deep roof overhang further prevents direct sun glare on the pool surface.

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

The rhythmic 3-dimensional metal panel façade visually reduces the bulk of the building and brings it a human scale. They enliven the façade and are reminiscent of water reflections: shifting appearance in sunlight throughout the day, expressing the aquatic activities inside.

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

The wave-form entrance canopy also plays on the aquatic theme while highlighting the main entrance. The Lafayette School Corporation’s new Jefferson Natatorium creates a striking visual statement that makes it an easily identifiable landmark.

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

Jefferson High School Natatorium, Lafayette, IN – Building Information

Architects: Cordogan Clark

Project size: 30,000 ft2
Site size: 43,000 ft2
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 2

Jefferson High School Natatorium Lafayette IN

Photography: James Steinkamp

Jefferson High School Natatorium in Lafayette, IN images / information received 280818 from Cordogan Clark

Location: Lafayette, Indiana, USA

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