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-square-foot warehouse with 30,000 square feet 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 square feet 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 Cordos Development, Chicago. During the short 7-month construction phase, Cordos completed campus-wide improvements including new storm water management, parking lot reconstruction, landscaping and municipal water services to all buildings.