The marina at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area is a small facility consisting of storage for small water craft rental, restrooms, and a concession area. The building is organized with service and concession spaces along the lower roof, allowing the main, rental space to make use of the high ceiling heights and clerestory windows to the north.
On either end of the rental area, the walls open out to the surrounding park, displaying the rental equipment and allowing the building to ventilate. The wood and stone materials of the building were selected to compliment the natural setting. The simple, repetitive, exposed structure informed the final form of the building as well as the desire for natural lighting, ventilation and the programmatic function of the site.
Location: Iowa City, IA
Area: 1,210 SF
Client: City of Iowa City
Photo Credits: Cameron Campbell, Integrated Studio