Menzione 2019 concorso Nord America

Wake Forest University – Reynolds Gymnasium

Winston-Salem, NC
RDG Planning & Design
Virginia Tile
Impresa di costruzioni:
Shields, Inc.
Superfici ceramiche:
Ceramiche Caesar


Kun Zhang; Iris22 Productions

This project transforms the 60-year-old Reynolds Gymnasium, a longstanding workhorse of Wake Forest’s Reynolds Campus, and provides a new home for expanded and renovated facilities serving Student Recreation and Wellness, Student Health Services, and Women’s Volleyball. This prominent facility allows state-of-the-art programs to be organized with a high degree of transparency creating a visually dynamic experience throughout. The ceramic tile was a major design element offering an excellent level of durability in high traffic areas including building corridors, the ‘Living Room’ Hub, Student Health Center and restrooms. The Verse tile line offering of multiple sizes, colors and deco options were strategically mixed together to add interest and break up long extended corridors on this project. This solution allowed a change of color, pattern and direction while incorporating the ‘W’ in a traditional herringbone pattern. Connecting historical building aspects like the interior brick walls with a warm, complimentary tile was essential in the success of this transformation.