Tigers

 

Date: 2017

Status: Built

Location: Medicine Hat, Canada

Program: Coaches' Offices, Meeting and Video Review, Therapy, Fitness, Equipment Maintenance, First Aid, Players' Lockers, Showers, Washrooms, Dressing Room

Size: 1100m2

Team: Jessie Andjelic, Philip Vandermey, David Vera

 

A series of operational spaces were designed for the Medicine Hat Tigers WHL hockey team. One of the spaces, a long black corridor, is clad entirely in black and lit theatrically from above. Like the space from which gladiators emerge into combat in a Roman Colosseum, this space contrasts the brightly lit, loud and enormous volume of the arena they are about to enter. Another space, clad entirely in white, provides a space for washing and dressing. The two meet at sharp threshold. The Dressing Room, designed to embody team spirit, cooperation and solidarity, includes a frame that extends the individual player's stall unit into a continuous grid that also incorporates lighting and ventilation - at no point is the joint between the individual stall and a cohesive dressing room space made evident.