Jefferson Natatorium is a modern high-performance aquatic facility that uses wave form imagery to highlight its function and inspire young swimmers.
▼项目鸟瞰，bird-view © James Steinkamp
▼游泳馆外观，exterior view of the natatorium © James Steinkamp
建筑入口同样采用水主题的波浪形雨棚，强调出入口空间。拉斐特学校公司（Lafayette School Corporation）的Jefferson 游泳馆以其醒目的视觉效果，成为易于识别的地标。
▼入口同样采用水主题的波浪形雨棚，wave-form entrance canopy also plays on the aquatic theme © James Steinkamp
▼建筑标识，logo of the building © James Steinkamp
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.
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.
▼具有节奏感的三维金属面板立面，rhythmic 3-dimensional metal panel façade © James Steinkamp
▼里面细节，面板在阳光下呈现出不同的面貌，让人联想到水的反射，detail, the panels reminiscent of water reflections: shifting appearance in sunlight throughout the day © James Steinkamp
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. 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.
▼场馆内内设有竞赛用泳池，跳水池和观众坐席，the natatorium features a competition pool, diving well, and spectator seating © James Steinkamp
▼跳水池与竞赛池间设有可移动的隔板，diving well is separated from the competition pool by a movable bulkhead © James Steinkamp
▼跳水池与跳台，diving well and dive board © James Steinkamp
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.
▼天窗为更衣室提供自然光线，Clerestory provide the locker rooms generous natural light © James Steinkamp