© Matt Kocourek Photography
© Matt Kocourek Photography
© Matt Kocourek Photography
© Matt Kocourek Photography
© Matt Kocourek Photography

Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center

Lenexa, Kansas

The arched roof of the aquatic center is inspired by water and embodies a wave shape. Glulam beams are perfectly suited for this type of roof structure. Three pieces of timber form the long-span beams connected to each other by moment connections. The glazed curtain wall enclosure allows for pedestrians to peek through the glass and watch events from outdoor, and ensures a great level of natural lighting inside the center. The complex houses a 50m (164 ft) competition pool, a 22.8m (75 ft) pool for swimming and diving lessons, two diving boards, and can sit a total of 1200 spectators.

Owner

Shawnee Mission School District

Architecture

ACI Boland Architects

Structure

Bob D. Campbell & Co.

Carbon Benefit

404 t CO2 equ.

Span

60.3 m (197.9 ft)