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salisbury school athletic center

Built on a very small site surrounded by wetlands, the new 106,384 sf athletic center predominantly includes a hockey rink and field house. A new brick and glass exterior skin joins these two components into an energized whole that integrates with the vernacular and scenic rural contexts. A curved standing seam roof scales down the large recreation facility to match the rest of the campus. The extremely efficient floor plan utilizes all available space to accommodate this restrictive site.

The athletic center features two full size basketball courts, eight squash courts, a hockey rink, a general-purpose locker room, seven Salisbury team rooms, four visiting team rooms, a training room, fitness room, free weight romm, and a wrestling room. Other amenities include a lounge, concessions, a youth hockey room for weekend community use, and rooms for video review, ski/skate tuning, and bike/tennis maintenance.

An airy central concourse physically and visually connects teh multiple floors of the athletic complex, providiing clear views into all public spaces. High glass transom panels infuse the entire space with bright natural light, reinforcing the school's strong relationship with the outdoors.

The center now serves as a focus for campus life, bringing together athletes from all different sports. With this facility in place the school is now able to host more tournaments and public events as well.