INTEGRATED HEALING: A physical therapy center + gym complex
Duke University has requested a hybrid facility that will be both a private physical therapy center and public gym complex in downtown Durham, NC. The site is adjacent to the Durham Bull's Ball Park. and a major highway is adjacent the overall site, which is a primary entry into downtown Durham.
To question where one service stops and the other begins, and why stages of health and healing would be compartmentalized. The two programs are therefore integrated whenever possible, as well as integrating the building to the site, and the program to the city. In order to integrate the building users with each other, the outdoors and the city as a whole, a number of strategies were employed: the de-isolation of personal activities & circulation space, permeable surfaces & facades, outdoor program, connection to the American Tobacco Trail Greenway and parks system & public availability of lockers, restaurants and rooftop.