16 APRIL 2004
4-1.1 Main Entrance and Entrance Gallery
Provide generous width at the entrance circulation elements to permit comfortable
circulation of groups and easy viewing of adjacent activities and displays. A minimum
of 10 feet (3100 mm) is recommended for the entrance passageway. Provide a
vestibule at the building entrance for weather protection. The vestibule must be at
least 8 feet deep.
Provide an exterior canopy at the main entrance to shelter the entering patrons and to
give architectural identity and emphasis. This should be the most visible and
important element of the exterior.
Provide doors with substantial glass area to ensure that the interior will be visible to
approaching patrons. Sliding doors are recommended but swinging doors are also
acceptable (consider power operation). Review the security issues of key
Provide a uniform floor level with the exterior walkway, and with all other activity areas
of the Center.
Featured activity areas should be visible from the entrance gallery.
Provide durable, attractive wall finishes, such as brick, wood, or painted or vinyl-
covered high-impact gypsum wall board (not pre-finished wall panels).
Consider special ceiling design for spaciousness and dramatic interest.
Provide indirect fluorescent lighting. Use colored gel sleeves for special effects, and
Extend provisions for "glow package" lighting and sound system into the entry to
increase the dynamic sense of this area.
Hard surface flooring is recommended at the main entrance.
Static-control carpeting or hard surface flooring is recommended in the entrance
gallery and other portions of the public circulation.
The circulation along the concourse should be free of obstructions and clutter.
Allow a minimum width of 10 feet (about 3000 mm) for the concourse ("patron
walkway"), continuous along the full length of the bowler and spectator seating area. A
greater width (about 15 feet or 4570 mm) is recommended at the reception counter to
allow for patrons gathering here. Increased width may also be desirable to provide
circulation space at display cases and information kiosks, vending machines, ball
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