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Ocean Health &Beach Community Center


“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques-Yves Cousteau


Table of Contents

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02

03

Background Info pg. 1-2

Prototypes pg. 5-6

Program pg. 9-10

Thesis Statement pg. 3-4

User pg. 7-8

Code Analysis pg. 11-12 Building pg. 13-14 Site Analysis pg. 15-16


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05

06

Horizontal Concept pg. 17-18

Plans pg. 21-22

Perspectives pg. 27-36

Vertical Concept pg. 19-20

Plans & Section pg. 23-24

Board Layout pg. 37-38

Diagrams pg. 25-26


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01 Background Information

Planet earth is primarily made up of vast stretches of glistening, abundant, lively oceans (about

70% to be more precise!).

Unfortunately, human behavior and habits over the past few centuries have

lead to the demise of much of the oceans’ biology and ecosystem. There are many ways in which the world’s oceans are suffering. Shoreline 68 focuses on the 4 main issues that are effecting Long Beach’s ocean in attempt to raise awareness and activate change

Dry Land

Land without Topsoil

Snow Land Mountains Farmable Land Fresh Water

Salt Water!


What’s Wrong with our Oceans?

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01 Thesis Statement

Shoreline 68 provides the workspace

for a non-profit organization committed to the research and aid of Long Beach’s ocean. The facility also serves as a public community beach club that exposes locals to the benefits and problems with our oceans. The center promotes and inspires community members to develop a relationship with the ocean. This will, in turn, motivate the community to make great adjustments to their outlook and lifestyles, igniting a wave

of change!


Why?

• People are connected to the seas: -every drop of water consumed -every breath taken (oxygen in atmosphere comes from ocean) -ocean drives weather/ climate and stabilizes temperature • Humans are depleting the ocean’s resources faster than they can replenish themselves. • Protection and restoration of the living ocean is necessary to secure hope for humankind!

Goals • • • • • • • • •

The facility focuses on the protection and enjoyment of Long Beach’s ocean. Help community members to develop a prosperous relationship with the ocean Bring together Long Beach locals to develop a sense of community within the city and facilitate positive changes to our beaches Promote knowledge and education of the ocean, tides, beaches, marine biology, pollution and other environmental issues that affect our coastlines Cause change through powerful activist networking Demonstrate the ocean’s power, energy, and force as a renewable source of energy (wave, solar wind harvesting) Raise public awareness to work collaboratively to make a difference Bring together community and promote outdoor activity and environmental health. Work to reconfigure the Long Beach Breakwater to restore the ocean to it’s natural form and order

Focuses: Community:

Build a network of individuals and establish a sense of community

Wellness:

Sustainable practices; Nudge people toward healthier lifestyles

Workplace:

Scientific research and social activist work

Technology:

Utilize the immense power of ocean by use of wind, wave and solar energy harvesting

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02


Heal the Bay

Surfrider Foundation

02 Prototypes

• •

Their Mission statement states their goals in a powerful and direct way“Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.” They have a Long Beach Chapter which focuses on some of Long Beach’s main marine issues. They target specific issues and attempt to improve and to educate the public on each issue in a specialized way. They project a youthful, fun and approachable image.

• •

They have a great organization to the way they operate; Their office is divided by 4 main categories (Administrative, Science, Community Action, Marketing) which makes them very efficient and productive. They use a fun, easily understood beach report card program to educate children. Their science-based approach to raising awareness has rallied great changes in the Santa Monica Bay and other coastal waters. They do a great job of reaching out to individuals and illustrating to them how positive changes in the oceans could benefit them directly.


The Annenberg Community Beach House

• •

• • •

They have a great sense of community within their facility. They bring together all different types of people from all over the Los Angeles Area and help to facilitate new relationships between people and between people and the outdoors. Visitors of the Beach House engage in outdoor activities with their community. The Beach House serves as a place that passes on and retells local history. The Beach House serves as a place for public meetings and other volunteer activities.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

• • •

• •

They use the power of exhibition to show people how to learn about, explore and enjoy marine life. They focus on education, research and conservation. They rally support and raise funds through membership, individual donations, community sponsors, corporate circle, grants and major gifts, planned giving and endowments. They conduct tidepool and ecology walks. They reach out to families and individuals, schools, and community groups.

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02 User

Long Beach Community All Ages


User Survey 1. Do you know about the conditions and problems with our oceans?

5. What are the kinds of activities do you find useful for learning?

No Yes

2. Which problems are you familiar with?

Pollution from trash

Pollution from urban runoff

Overfishing

6% 12%

Assignments

18%

Group Work/Collaboration

15%

Reading

18%

Lectures/ Explanations

31%

Demonstrations

6. Which way do you prefer to help? Write Letters Fundraisers

Games

6% 12% 37% Volunteer

Sign Petitions

27% 18%

Donate

7. Which types of activities would you be interested in being a part of? Classes/ Education

Effects of the harbor breakwater

None

Fundraisers Exhibition Research

3. Do you know ways to help?

Clean-ups Training

51% Yes

49% No

Fairs Camp Events Art/Crafts

4. Are you interested in helping to make positive changes? 100% Yes!

Demonstrations Equipment Rentals Surf/Kayak/Paddleboard Lessons 01

0%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

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03 Program

Lobby

1,500

Assembly

Lab/ Classroom space

1,800

Institutional

Communal Gathering Area

2,600

Assembly

Exhibition space

8,000

Assembly

Exhibition storage

250

Storage

Kitchen/ CafĂŠ

1,800

Assembly

Chair’s Office

200

Business

Administrative Dept. Office

330

Business

Science Dept. Office

330

Business

Community Action Dept. Office

330

Business

Marketing Dept. Office

330

Business

Conference Room

460

Business

Storage

2,610

Storage

Restrooms

1,600

Accessory Use

Circulation

4,000

n/a

TOTAL

20,630


Classroom

Gathering Area CafĂŠ Conference Room Workspace

Exhibition Lobby

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Functions Classes/ Education Fundraisers

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Code Analysis

Teach users about ocean facts and ways to help Raise money, awareness, activate community to help

Exhibition

Display art and other visual information pertaining to ocean

Research

Conduct water testing- monitor health of ocean and water quality

Clean-ups Training

Rally community to come together to collect trash off of beach Teach users about ocean sports and scientific research

Fairs

Bring together community members to increase awareness

Camp

Immerse youth in programs that educate about ocean

Events Art/Crafts Demonstrations Recreation Equipment Rentals Kayak/SUP Lessons Office Space

Gatherings that target specific topics or issues pertaining to ocean Create art from found beach objects... display in exhibition space Visually illustrate facts, ideas, concepts- Science-based approach Ocean sports and beach activities Kayaks, surf boards, boogie boards, SUPs, snorkel, mask, fins, etc. Provide instructors to teach people ocean sports Workspace for non-profit organization


Room Name

Lobby Lab/ Classroom Space Equipment Rental Communal Area Exhibition Exhibition Storage Cafe

Workspace

Use

Area (sf)

Occup. Load Factor

Number of Occup.

Number of Req. Exits

WC (M)

WC (F)

U

L (M)

L (F)

S

Assembly-

1,500

15 Net

100

2

1

1

-

1

1

-

Educational Retail Assembly-

1,800 350 2,600

20 Net 60 Gross 15 Net

90 6 173

2 1 4

1 2

1 4

1

1 1 1

1 1 1

-

Assembly-

8,000

15 Net

533

10

3

5

1

2

2

-

Storage Assembly-

250 1,800

300 Gross 15 Net

1 120

1 3

2

2

1

-

-

-

Business

2,000

100 Gross

20

1

1

1

-

1

1

-

Unconcentrated

Unconcentrated Unconcentrated

Unconcentrated

Conference Rooms

Business

550

100 Gross

6

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Restrooms

Accessory Use

1,600

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Storage

Storage

250

300 Gross

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Circulation

n/a

TOTAL

-

20,630

-

1,050

26

10

14

3

7

7

-

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03 Building


The Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool 4000 E Olympic Plaza Lone Beach CA 90814 Built in 1968, the Greek Modern building houses a million- gallon Olympic pool which has been the home of many exciting competitions during its time. It sits between the Pacific Ocean and a small recreational park. The building’s close proximity to offshore winds, abundant sunlight and bouncing tides, makes it an ideal place to harvest these natural energy resources.

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1

03

Site Analysis

Long Beach Transit

3 Beach

Residential Neighborhoods

4

5

Belmont Pier

Bike Path


2

1

Oce

an A ven

ue

4

3 5

n

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Horizontal Organization

04 Concept


Movement of the Pacific Ocean Currents • The overarching patterns within this dynamic system are reduced down to the simplest geometry • The orientation and proportions of the buildings are based on the natural system. • The circulation and space are also affected and organized around this system

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Vertical Organization

04 Concept


The Interactions Between the Air, Currents, and Depths of the Ocean Air: invisible, calm, most visible color, inaccessible, weightless Currents: dynamic, turbulent, movement, oscillation, dappled light Depths: subdued, moody, minimal color, natural light is diminished

AIR CURRENTS DEPTHS 20


05


1

4

3 2

05

4

Plans

Elevated Level Floor plan - air


5

7

6

5

8

9

Ground Level Floor plan - Currents 22


05

10

Plans & Section

Underground Level Floor plan - Depths


1 2 3 4 5

Classroom Conference Room Workspace Rooftop Lounge Gathering Area

6 7 8 9 10

Equipment Rentals Outdoor Showers CafĂŠ Lobby Exhibition Space

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2

1

05 Diagrams

3 Sustainable Energy Harvesting

1 2 3

Solar Energy Collection via rooftop solar panels Wind Energy Collection via rooftop turbines Wave Energy Collection via interactive wave wall


Solar/ Wind Canopy

Elevated Level- Air

Ground Level- Currents

Underground Level- Depths

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06


Entrance

06 Perspective

This view showcases the open-aired campus of Shoreline 68. The composition of cubic volumes hint at their oceanic inspiration. A unique relationship between outdoors and indoors is achieved through the use of forms within forms. An interactive wave wall demonstrates how sustainable energy can be collected from this natural resource.


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Lobby

06 Perspective

Expanses of perforated metal in a tidal pattern gently dapple light within the space, giving the sensation of being underwater. Intersecting soffits from the “air” level above play up the sense of movement found in the interactions between the air and surface of the water. A graphic wall beyond the ramp serves as an educational device to increase awareness of our ocean’s problems. A palette of natural materials and cool colors the support aquatic influence.


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Entrance

06 Perspective

A medley of smaller gathering spaces make up the larger footprint of this communal area. Dropped soffits from the “air� level bring intimacy to this informal lounge space and multi-functional bleacher stairs serve as the ideal spot for fundraisers and events. An exposed equipment rental space in the distance, colorfully entices visitors to take part in ocean sports.


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Workspace

06 Perspective

This elevated office provides space for Make Waves- a non profit organization committed to the research and aid of our ocean’s. This multileveled space evokes a sense of weightlessness in its invisible materiality. The graphic floor pattern brings to mind a geometric version of a top view of the sparkling ocean. Access to a rooftop lounge enables users to fully immerse themselves in the open coastal air.


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Underground Exhibition

06 Perspective

A sculptural ramp beginning in the lobby leads down to this evocative underground level inspired by the depths of the ocean. Perforations in the floor above allow for trace amounts of natural light to trickle down to this space. Acoustical walls enhance the experience of being subterranean. Temporary and permanent art is displayed, some making powerful demonstrations about our ocean’s health.


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06 Final Board


of change!

1 2 3 4 5

Focuses:

6

8

5

10

Classroom Conference Room Workspace Rooftop Lounge Gathering Area

6 7 8 9 10

9

5

1

2

Equipment Rentals Outdoor Showers Café Lobby Exhibition Space

Underground Depths Level Floor plan

Ground Currents Level Floor plan

7

Elevated Level Floor plan

4

4

3

Site Location: Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, Long Beach, CA

Section

N

Utilize the immense power of ocean by use of wind, wave and solar energy harvesting

Sustainable practices; Nudge people toward healthier lifestyles

ue

Technology:

Wellness:

an A ven

Scientific research and social activist work

Build a network of individuals and establish a sense of community

Oce

Workplace:

Community:

• People are connected to the seas: -every drop of water consumed -every breath taken (oxygen in atmosphere comes from ocean) -ocean drives weather/ climate and stabilizes temperature • Humans are depleting the ocean’s resources faster than they can replenish themselves. • Protection and restoration of the living ocean is necessary to secure hope for humankind!

Why?

lifestyles, igniting a wave

Shoreline 68 provides the workspace for a non-profit organization committed to the research and aid of Long Beach’s ocean. The facility also serves as a public community beach club that exposes locals to the benefits and problems with our oceans. The center promotes and inspires community members to develop a relationship with the ocean. This will, in turn, motivate the community to make great adjustments to their outlook and

Ocean Health &Beach Community Center

SHORELINE 68

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Underground Exhibition

Lobby

Underground Level- Depths

Ground Level- Currents

Elevated Level- Air

Solar/ Wind Canopy

Roof and Workplace

Gathering Area

• The overarching patterns within this dynamic system are reduced down to the simplest geometry • The orientation and proportions of the buildings are based on the natural system. • The circulation and space are also affected and organized around this system

Movement of the Pacific Ocean Currents

Horizontal Organization

Air: invisible, calm, most visible color, inaccessible Currents: dynamic, turbulent, movement, oscillation, dappled light Depths: subdued, moody, minimal color, natural light is diminished

The Interactions Between the Air, Currents, and Depths of the Ocean

DEPTHS

CURRENTS

AIR

Vertical Organization

Entrance


Brie Sausser Interior Architecture Thesis 2014 b.sausser@yahoo.com // briesausser.com // 818.448.9113


Senior Thesis  

Interior Architecture Thesis. Shoreline 68. Ocean Health and Beach Community Center.

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