Columbia University Sports Center, Manhattan Building, Baker Athletics Complex NY, Design, Images
Campbell Sports Center, New York : Columbia University Building
Building at Baker Field, NYC, USA, design by Steven Holl Architects
Jul 17, 2013
Campbell Sports Center Films
Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center Films
Video 1 – Campbell Sports Center, a Conversation with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy Video:
Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space has created two short films on the Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University, completed in March 2013 in New York.
A Conversation with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy presents Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy on site at Columbia University’s Baker Athletics Complex as they explain the design concept for the new Campbell Sports Center. The film explores the project in its urban context, on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway, and as part of Columbia University’s northern campus.
Video 2 – Campbell Sports Center, a Conversation with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy Video:
On the northernmost edge of Manhattan, where Broadway crosses with Tenth Avenue and the elevated tracks of the 1 subway line, the building forms a new gateway to the Baker Athletics Complex, the primary athletics facility for Columbia University’s outdoor sports program.
The first new athletics building to be constructed on Columbia University’s campus since the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center was built in the mid-1970s, the center is the new cornerstone of the revitalized Baker Athletics Complex and provides increased program space for the entire intercollegiate athletics program. The facility, which adds approximately 48,000 square foot of space, houses strength and conditioning spaces, offices for varsity sports, theater-style meeting rooms, a hospitality suite and student-athlete study rooms.
The venue aims at serving the mind, the body and the mind/body for aspiring scholar-athletes. The design concept “points on the ground, lines in space”—like field play diagrams used for football, soccer, and baseball—develops from point foundations on the sloping site. Just as points and lines in diagrams yield the physical push and pull on the field, the building’s elevations push and pull in space.
The building shapes an urban corner on Broadway and 218th street, then lifts up to form a portal, connecting the playing field with the streetscape. Extending over a stepped landscape, blue soffits heighten the openness of the urban scale portico to the Baker Athletics Complex. Terraces and external stairs, which serve as “lines in space,” draw the field play onto and into the building and give views from the upper levels over the field and Manhattan.
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14 Jan 2012
Campbell Sports Center New York
Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center Tops Out
New York, NY, January 13, 2012 — The Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University, designed by Steven Holl Architects, celebrated its topping out on January 11th. It is located on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway in Manhattan.
With the structural frame in place, one can already experience the space that will form a new entry to the athletics complex, and the large interior space and amazing views to the city and the fields that this new facility will provide.
With construction two weeks ahead of schedule, the five-story, 48,000 square foot facility is scheduled to be completed for opening ceremonies in Fall 2012.
Oct 17, 2011
Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University
Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University Starts Construction
The new sports center at Columbia University celebrated its groundbreaking on October 15th.
It is located on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway. External stairs, which serve as “lines in space,” and terraces extend the field play onto and into the building and give views from the upper levels over the Baker Athletics Complex and Manhattan with the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings in the distance. At night the building is up-lit with glowing light on its Columbia-blue aluminum soffits.
Steven Holl states, “We are honored to collaborate with Dianne Murphy and Columbia Facilities in creating this new state-of-the-art athletics facility. Its inviting architecture indicates the invigorating presence and future of intercollegiate athletics at Columbia University.”
The five-story, 48,000 square foot facility, will house strength and conditioning spaces, offices for varsity sports, an auditorium, a hospitality suite and student-athlete study rooms. The project, led by Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy, is scheduled to open in fall 2012.
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Location: Baker Athletics Complex, 533 W 218, New York, NY 10034, United States
Contact Baker Athletics Complex: (212) 942-0431
Location: Baker Field, New York City, USA
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