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Bernal Park Restroom Building
Working with a landscape architect, the firm provided the architectural components of a master plan for the City of Pleasanton. The overall master plan incorporated 13-acres of baseball fields sized for different ages and 37 acres of the Bernal Community Park for a total park area of approximately 50 acres. Architectural elements within the park included two concession buildings, two shade structures, a restroom and storage buildings. The architectural components support the baseball program and various special events.
Upon commencement of the master plan, the firm provided architectural services for their highest priority – a restroom and storage building located just off the east parking lot and adjacent to the master plan’s central gathering area.
The restroom building was designed to fit seamlessly into the picturesque park setting and, although the facility must be durable and enduring, it appears elegant and residential in scale nestled into the landscape.
An open-air and skylight vestibule welcomes visitors from both sides of the structure. The façade of the rectilinear form is wrapped in 1in x 6in horizontal cedar siding boards that have been covered with a semi-transparent stain and graffiti coating and staggered glass panels create a visual band that wraps the building allowing natural light and ventilation to reach the interior. As the windows wrap the corners, the moment frame structure provides unobstructed views from within and the roof appears to float above the bands of glass.
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South facade (Photo by Marcus Hanschen)
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