(including lounging, snacks, games, table tennis, pool,
Separate pavilions, with a greater perimeter to provide
clubs, meetings and other events), music practice and
maximum openness for cooling by natural ventilation.
simple performances (and other events that can be
Walls are left open as much as possible, except where
accommodated in a multipurpose gym), branch library,
privacy and security needs override.
child care (full day, part day and hourly, and offices for
The pattern of separate pavilions, or huts, fits with the
post administration, chaplain as well as CAC and MSA
traditional local architectural style (see elevation, figure
program operations. The space program for the Fort
6 - 33).
Pacific local family center is listed in table 6 - 7.
Maximum use of outdoor circulation paths is appropri-
ate, given the local climate, and is most efficient in use
(2) Design Solution. The design response to this
of built space.
extensive program is a building complex composed of a
The pavilions are arranged to create an enclosure for
series of separate pavilions distributed on the site. The
a terraced amphitheatre, for outside activities, at the
buildings are connected by an organized pattern of shel-
center of the complex.
tered outdoor pathways (see plans, figures 6 - 30 and
Individual pavilions are designed to permit flexible,
6 - 32). This is designed to provide the maximum pro-
multiple uses and operation from different control points.
gram accommodation for the family center, as economi-
For example, the multipurpose gymnasium incorporates
cal and flexible as possible, with maximum operation by
a stage for performances and other events. It can be
non-specialist staff. It is based on the following
operated either by support staff from the central control
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