Zeeland West High School – Pool & Gym Additions
This addition to the existing West High School building features a pool / aquatic center with entrance lobby and also includes a practice gymnasium.
The construction of the building varies. The pool area consists of rigid steel construction with barrel-vaulted trusses supporting continuous 145-foot curved standing-seam roof panels. The men’s and women’s locker rooms, a workout room, and pool support / mechanical rooms are located beneath the cast-in-place concrete bleachers. The practice gymnasium and lobby areas are conventional masonry-bearing construction.
The pool itself is slightly longer than MHSAA regulation at 119 feet by 75 feet (10 primary lanes, and 16 secondary lanes) and has a movable floating bulkhead that allows the 119-foot dimension to be partitioned to a regulation 33 1/3 meters x 25 yards and allow event equipment and associated markings to be easily reconfigured for different events or even to allow multiple events simultaneously. There are two (2) diving platforms on the west end. Scorekeeping and video systems are all state-of-the-art technology with a full motion high-definition video board.
In keeping with Zeeland’s sustainability design paradigm, there are energy recovery systems and the water temperature is regulated by tying in to the existing geothermal well system. There are also lucrative amounts of natural lighting protected by sun shades to match the existing structure.
Soils & Structures, Inc. provided geotechnical engineering and construction material testing for this project.
Title: Zeeland West High School – Pool & Gym Additions
Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Postal code: 49464
Delivery method: Construction Management