PROJECT Tucker Road Ice Rink
ARCHITECT Grimm + Parker Architects
LOCATION Fort Washington, Maryland US
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE 4/1/2021
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM Antonio Rebelo, Brian Walbridge, Richard Watt, Richard Morrison, Qiansen Yang, Julia Crawford
OWNER/CLIENT Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
CONTRACTOR/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Forrester Construction
PHOTOGRAPHER Martice Tucker
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Tjaden Design Associates
CIVIL ENGINEER O'Connell and Lawrence, Inc.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Columbia Engineering, Inc.
MECHANICAL ENGINEER Gipe Associates
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Gipe Associates
CONSULTANT Security/AV: Wright Engineering, LLC, 853 Ripple Stream Court, Joppa, MD 21085, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-877-6297
CONSULTANT Envelope Consultant: SK&A MD | Structural Engineers, email@example.com, 301-881-1441
CONSULTANT Ice Systems: Stantec Engineers, Gary.Kristofitz@stantec.com
CONSULTANT Fire Protection: Koffel Associates, 8815 Centre Park Dr, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21045, arucinski@Koffel.com, 410-750-2246
CONSULTANT Commercial Kitchen Equipment: Nyikos Associates, Inc, 18219-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-683-9530
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The Tucker Road Ice Rink project was born out of necessity after a fire tore through the existing community center, vital to the Fort Washington area. M-NCPPC acted quickly: residents needed their rink back, so the design team crafted a replacement rink with an inspiring design narrative, a process that involved all stakeholders.
The surrounding site also influenced the ice rink’s new design. Adjacent to the Matthew Henson Creek, the site anchors the larger athletic complex of ball fields and running trails. Henson was the first African American explorer of the Arctic Circle and a Fort Washington resident, so the design incorporates shapes and colors from the Arctic and the Northern Lights, inside and out.
The lobby offers an escape from the cold, with warm colors, wood tones, and a fireplace. A seating area with laptop bar gives community members a comfortable place to watch the action on the ice.
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1. Inspired by explorer Matthew Henson, the first African American to explore the Arctic, the project plays with the concepts of ice, the arctic, and the northern lights. © 2021 Martice Tucker
2. Inspired by explorer Matthew Henson, the first African American to explore the Arctic, the project plays with the concepts of ice, the arctic, and the northern lights. © 2021 Martice Tucker
3. The interior lobby of the of the ice rink offers an escape from the cold, with warm bright yellows and an accent fireplace that opens both to the lobby as well as to a community/party room. © 2021 Martice Tucker
4. Landscaping was an important part of this project located in an existing park along a walking trail, with areas around the new building showcasing plants and grasses naturally found in the area. © 2021 Martice Tucker
5. The Tucker Road Ice Rink is an integral part of the Fort Washington community, providing an improved experience for its users and reflecting the community’s strength and endurance. © 2021 Martice Tucker
6. At Tucker Road Ice Rink, the aurora borealis is replicated along the building facades, dazzling visitors passing by. © 2021 Martice Tucker
7. As one of only a handful of ice rinks in the region, the existing building had an important role. The new rink takes this mantel and continues to offer opportunities and new experiences to the surrounding neighborhoods. © 2021 Martice Tucker
8. This welcoming and inspiring facility is nestled in the park, creating a focal point of activity and recreation for the community, a jewel in the M NCPPC crown. © 2021 Martice Tucker
Tucker Road Ice Rink
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