Lifespace CommunitiesFriendship Village
LOCATION : Bloomington, MN
CLIENT : Lifespace Communities
ARCHITECT : Treemain Architects & Planners
COMPLETED : 2011
The new Fitness Center at Friendship Village is a resounding success for the residents at this senior living community. We worked carefully with the design team to fit this significant building between two existing residential wings. Stormwater management and visual impacts were initial concerns, but through collaboration and careful planning we turned a potential constraint into a design opportunity. The linear spaces between the new and existing buildings draws residents down a serpentine pathway adjacent to rain gardens and impactful landscaping to a courtyard space. The courtyard patio with southern exposure is a new favorite outdoor space on campus complete with gas fireplace and an artificial putting green.