The 11,000 square foot Humboldt Fitness Center in Humboldt, KS, pushes the boundaries of traditional construction. Part of a series of projects aimed at revitalizing the town, the highly creative design (Hufft Projects) features unique, owner-manufactured three-dimensional metal panels on each end facade, canopy shade structures, and a soft interior environment of warm woods and lots of natural light.
The structural steelwork on the three-dimensional end facades and covering those facades with a sheet metal skin were the project’s main challenges. Neither Crossland nor B&W, the project’s owners who designed and manufactured the metal panels, had previously made or installed anything similar. They required complete precision during a one-of-a-kind, impromptu process that happened on-site. The result is a captivating building that changes color throughout the day and provides the ideal environment for local residents to prioritize their health and fitness.