Design for consolidated activities involves procedures to
aid the design of Community Activity Centers. These
include a system for analyzing, organizing and relating
the various functional spaces of the centers. They
address the key issues in CAC design: What does con-
solidation mean for MSA and community facilities?
Which functions are consolidated and which not? What
degrees of sharing and relationship apply and where?
a. Accessibility and
spaces and supportive relationships between functions
and to provide more attractive and actively utilized facili-
ties. To best accomplish this, the spaces accommodat-
ing the activities should be open and accessible to users
as often as possible. The need for supervision some-
times restricts completely free access to the space. The
goal of good design for consolidated activities should be
to maximize the degree of accessibility and minimize the
amount of space not always available for use.
The activities in a CAC require varying degrees of super-
vision. Some activities, such as table games and casual
reading, require little or no supervision. The most spe-
cialized functions may require full supervision, typically
by program specialists. The swimming pool must be
supervised by lifeguards at all times, the woodworking
shop requires a crafts specialist whenever it is in use.
This need results in controls that limit access when
supervision is not available. However, not all aspects of
the specialized programs require this high degree of
supervision or access control. Many of the supervisory
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