City approves arboreal theme + vision for its new community center
Throughout the fall, we have been working with the City of Burlingame and its Advisory Committee on the new Burlingame Community Center schematic design development. In September the Committee selected a “grow|rooted” theme – which hearkens simultaneously to the Center’s wooded surroundings in Washington Park, as well as its role as a “vibrant and enriching place” for gathering, learning, playing, and branching out for all ages.
Last month we presented the latest iterations of these schematic concepts. Here are a few initial (and immersive!) views:
The two-story, L-shaped Center’s main entrance off Burlingame Avenue connects the two wings. The open, pass-through lobby continues to connect with Washington Park.
The lobby will serve as a pedestrian main street drawing visitors from the street into a central gathering space, and either to various Center indoor features or on to outdoor amenities of Washington Park. Strong indoor-outdoor connections are featured in many ways throughout the project. (Dive into VR of the Burlingame Community Center Lobby!)
The Kids Town (with its own VR experience) is one of many first floor spaces that liaise to its own outdoor room.
The Community Hall, complete with an adjacent kitchen, will serve as a delightful venue for lectures, seminars, banquets, and even weddings, among future community events.
The Active Lounge adds to the “community living room” feel of the new center.
This corner of Washington Park cradled by the community center will host a multi-use sports court, a playground, patios, and areas of native plantings and preserved, mature trees.
Stay tuned for more developments in 2019 on this exciting project!