CAMPBELL SPORTS CENTER BY STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS


Steven Holl Architects

Located on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway – the northernmost edge of Manhattan, where Broadway crosses with Tenth Avenue and the elevated tracks of the 1 subway line – the Campbell Sports Center forms a new gateway to the Baker Athletics Complex, the primary athletics facility for Columbia University’s outdoor sports program.

Steven Holl Architects

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 Campbell Sports Center is the new cornerstone of the revitalized Baker Athletics Complex and provides increased program space for the entire intercollegiate athletics program.

Steven Holl Architects

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 Campbell Sports Center aims at serving the mind, the body and the mind/body for aspiring scholar-athletes.

Steven Holl Architects

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.

Steven Holl Architects

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.

Steven Holl Architects

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 Baker Athletics Complex and Manhattan with the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings in the distance.

Steven Holl Architects

The design concept, led by Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy, “points on the ground, lines in space”—like field play diagrams used for football, soccer, baseball—develops from point foundations on the sloping site. 

Steven Holl Architects

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.” 

Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects 

Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects 

Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects 

Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects 

Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects 
 

Location: New York City, USA

Partner in Charge: Chris McVoy

Associate in Charge: Olaf Schmidt

Project Team: Marcus Carter, Christiane Deptolla, Peter Englaender, Runar Halldorsson, Jackie Luk, Filipe Taboada, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Ebbie Wisecarver

Construction Manager: Structuretone / Pavarini McGovern

Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates

MEP Engineer: ICOR Associates

Civil Engineer: Hirani Engineering

Sustainability Engineer: Transsolar

Curtain Wall Consultant: W.J. Higgins

Lighting Consultant: Wald Studio

Audio/Visual Consultant: The Clarient Group

Acoustical Consultant: Cerami Associates

Facade Fabrication: Architectural Wall Systems

Building Area (square): 48000 sf

Year: 2013

Client: Columbia University

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