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Boston Sports Club (Formerly Latitude Sports Club)

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Project description

Boston Sports Club is a family fitness center designed to provide a gathering space for the whole community. The facility contains four racquetball courts, a basketball court, and four competitive tennis courts. A three-story climbing wall flanks the first-floor fitness center. Youth-specific areas include childcare and party rooms, while adult areas include a yoga studio with an outdoor deck, and rooms for group cycling, Pilates, and Kinesis. Additionally, there is a women-only fitness area. The swimming pool with an adjacent whirlpool — and separate family locker rooms — is located on the fourth floor.

To meet a tight budget, the building was stacked so the main structural, mechanical and plumbing elements were consolidated in one-third of the building, while the more open spaces, including the basketball and tennis courts, occupy the remainder. The building uses large open spaces such as the upper-level pool coupled with the exterior sun deck, to reflect the aesthetics of the New England landscape. Honest, simple materials — such as stained concrete, exposed steel, and large-scale smooth tiles — are used throughout the building, creating the look of a modern community center.