Design Guide: Recreation Centers Spatial Organization January 1976
(2) Central. The Central scheme places the
(1) Linear. The linear scheme is Character-
central program area in a core position with
ized by a single transitional spine along which
small group activities encircling it; the transi-
activity spaces are arranged; central program
tional space separates the two elements.
area is centrally located.
The large group activity area is central and
Linear plan maximizes distance between activ-
separates conflicting small group activities.
ities which facilitates noise control but inhibits
Since the large group area is adjacent to all
visual control. However, in smaller centers the
other areas across the transitional area,
proximity of activities necessitates a technolog-
opportunities for social interaction are max-
ical approach to sound control as well as
Figure 5-3 Central Scheme
Figure 5-2 Linear Scheme
Large Group Activities
Small Group Activities
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