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  7. United Therapeutics Field House / Frank Harmon Architect

United Therapeutics Field House / Frank Harmon Architect

  • 01:00 - 18 November, 2013
United Therapeutics Field House / Frank Harmon Architect
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Text description provided by the architects. United Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, needed a 5136-square-foot field house for an Olympic-sized soccer field built for employees and their families. The structure needed to provide changing areas, showers, and restrooms for two teams of 10 to 12 people, as well as a gathering area with a fireplace. The structure also had to accommodate necessary support spaces—maintenance/storage room, mechanical/electrical rooms—and each changing room needed a janitor’s closet.

© Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

The field house creates a dramatic gateway to the soccer field. The teams pass through a stone “wall” via a central breezeway with changing areas on either side of the breezeway. Six-foot-deep roof overhangs provide “porches” on the entry (east) and field (west) sides of the building. The outdoor Gathering Area is located at the southern end of the building.

© Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

Regionally appropriate construction materials include native building stone, cypress siding, cypress tongue-in-groove ceilings and soffits, and ground-concrete-and-bluestone floors. A standing-seam metal roof reflects heat away from the interior in the summer.

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Cite: "United Therapeutics Field House / Frank Harmon Architect" 18 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/449136/united-therapeutics-field-house-frank-harmon-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884
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