MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
The purpose of the MAPS Senior Health & Wellness Center is to promote healthy, active lifestyles, social interaction and overall quality of life for Oklahoma City residents 50 years and older. To accomplish these objectives, the project includes a mix of fitness facilities, casual social spaces, and multipurpose rooms to support a wide variety of group activities, educational programs and other events.
The main lobby and lounge serves as a welcome center and social hub and features a small café with ample daylight. One wing of the facility contains the fitness spaces, including a 75’ hybrid fitness pool, gymnasium, fitness center, and aerobics studio as well as secondary social interaction areas. The other wing contains numerous multipurpose meeting rooms of various sizes, private consultation rooms, a demonstration kitchen and an arts and crafts studio. Care was taken to place windows in locations that would provide daylight, while limiting glare and heat gain.
The design includes generous corridors and clearances, additional and oversized restrooms, higher lighting levels, acoustic enhancements, extra seating opportunities, and privacy features and enhanced accessibility measures. Similar accommodations have been made outside the building as well, including higher lighting levels in the parking lot, a curbless parking lot design, extra handicapped parking spaces beyond those required by code, a covered porte cochere and limited travel distance to the main entrance.
This project was featured in the 2018 Athletic Business Architectural Showcase recognized as a "state-of-the-art" facility.