Marmon Mok was selected to design a replacement for the Bill Walker Natatorium for North East ISD. The new natatorium incorporates extensive daylighting and natural ventilation for user comfort and reduced energy and water consumption. Replacement of the Walker Pool Facility included demolition of the existing pool structure and replacement with a new natatorium. Also included was demolition of the existing pool support facilities and replacement with a new 2-story pool support facility including lobby, administrative areas, coaches’ offices, wet classroom/team room, athletic locker and dressing rooms (with public access), elevated bleacher seating (750 capacity), public restrooms, general pool storage area, mechanical space, custodial support areas, and an enclosed physical connection to the Josh Davis Natatorium on both levels. The in-ground concrete pool was widened to 25 yards and utilized a Myrtha prefabricated metal panel pool system. Myrtha is the provider of pools to the USA Olympic Team Time Trials. At the project forefront was improved comfort and functionality of the facility, achieving natural ventilation by using extensive motorized louvers and a series of roll-up doors on opposite sides of the facility. The translucent roof panels light the entire natatorium interior.
As part of this phased project, Marmon Mok also designed the renovation for the Josh Davis Natatorium, located adjacent to the Walker Pool Facility. Upgrades included a dehumidification HVAC system for the pool swimming area, a replacement of the existing HVAC for support spaces, a new HVAC system for the existing locker/shower rooms, new LED lighting in the pool swimming area, installation of large ceiling fans over the spectator seating area, and providing a storefront barrier at the 2nd floor landing area to contain the new HVAC systems.
Elevated Bleacher Seating
25 Yard Pool