Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center.
When the administrators of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama began the process of adding a new recreation facility to the campus, it is unlikely they could have envisioned the unique end result they received. But thanks to the creative team at HOK Architects (formerly 360 Architects) and help from their own students, they can proudly say they have a one-of-a-kind facility – a 240,000 square-foot fitness complex featuring a winding, elevated, one-third of a mile indoor jogging/walking track complete with a corkscrew component that is the first of its kind in North America.
Several high quality product surfaces for flooring and the elevated track were considered and ultimately Mondo was selected, Sport Impact and Super X. Its ease of maintenance and proven longevity of both the flooring and track are highly desirable. The administration members at Auburn, like all universities, are always aware of budget versus value with anything they install. Mondo products are helping attain those long term goals and provide cost-effective maintenance schedules.
Mondo rolled goods were used throughout the facility and the color choices not only tied in with the school colors, they also blended into the added décor. “The flooring really did accent the track because the fitness areas were done in beautiful hues of greens and greys that are meant to complement the orange track rather than compete with it. The colors also tied in to the beautiful murals.”