Design Guide: Recreation Centers Case Studies January 1976
Problem 2: The large ballroom is dysfunc-
dividing the space into activity areas using
movable screens, large floor and hanging plants;
tionate because it is too large for most
suspending lightweight panels from the ceiling,
programs; it is out of scale when not filled with
such as plywood disks, stretched fabric panels,
people and has poor lighting.
or banners and flags. These suspended panels
Response: The most effective changes to this
can be used horizontally to reduce ceiling
problem can only be brought about by
heights or vertically to decrease room size.
remodeling; however, some significant changes
Activity areas can also be created by the paint
can be made by redecorating.
and color scheme.
Redecorate: Decrease the apparent size by