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Renovated fitness facility wrapped with perforated metal screen

To look at the impressive new Falcon Boxing Gym in Glenview, Ill., one would not realize that it was previously an aging, multi-building 1960s-era industrial park.The renovation combined the gut rehab of an existing 12,000-sq.-ft. warehouse with 30,000 sq. ft. of additions to create a premier professional boxing gym, indoor soccer training field and cardio/weight training facility.

Other amenities include a one-ninth-mile running track suspended around the soccer gym perimeter, climbing ropes, stair exercise facilities and well-appointed locker, shower and steam rooms.

The design, created by Filoramo Talsma Architecture in Chicago, required the demolition of a portion of an original structure to make room for a new clear-span indoor soccer field.The addition was clad with architectural precast wall panels articulated in a Mondrian pattern that support steel trusses spanning 150 feet.

Three contiguous buildings were linked and wrapped with 3,600 sq. ft. of perforated PAC-CLAD 7/8-in.Corrugated Panels to provide a visually unified, highly contemporary appearance.The .050 aluminum panels were finished in Petersen’s Cool Color Weathered Zinc.

“The perforated, corrugated screen really creates a stylish, modern look, “said Roy Palesny, sales representative in Petersen’s Elk Grove Village headquarters office. “No one would know it’s not a totally new building.”

The general contractor on the project was Ordos Development, Chicago. During the short 7-month construction phase, Cordos completed campus-wide improvements including new storm water management, parking lot reconstruction, and landscaping and municipal water services to all buildings.

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