Design Guide: Recreation Centers Individual Space Criteria January 1976
Integrate overlooks, small conversation lounges
or standing areas with the activity to
(g) Critical Dimensions
accommodate spectators and people waiting to
Room widths because of table sizes with
(5) Design Considerations. Visual access to
Pingpong = 21' x 12'
the outside is desirable but not mandatory since
Billiards = 19'-6" x 12'-9"
participants' attention is oriented to the games.
(7) Interior Requirements
Window openings should not produce glare on
the tables. Glass areas must be protected from
wild cue balls and sticks.
Billiard tables and racks
Spectator seating should define limits of the
area and separate specific activities. Wide
perimeter bench seating should be provided in
at least two tiers to accommodate spectator
All as required and provided by using
seating in tournament situations and lounging
during normal gaming.
Electric games must be securable when remote
Built-in lounge seats on perimeter
from the control center.
(c) Finish Suggestions
(6) Technical Requirements
fabric covered acoustical
carpet, except pingpong
fluorescent suspended over
exposed structure, painted
switched at control desk
warm primary accent colors
Electric game area wall
1 every 4';
floor, every 10' o.c.
General game 1 every 20'
clock outlet mtd 2' below
(d) H V A C
78DB; 65WB; RH 50%
Air changes 15 per hour
1 speaker station
1 speaker station, each area
3 headphone jacks in wait-
Appropriate sound level 42-52 dB
Ave coef of absorption 0.50-0.60