The article quotes: University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center is a sight to behold. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and Kristina Loock reveal that the geometrically experimental structure is their most complex building on this scale. The center contains 17,000 square feet of cardio and resistance training space with 21,000 pounds of free weights, an Olympic-sized lap pool, courts for racquetball and basketball, and a jogging track suspended in mid-air. The university's Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley, designed by a UC alumnus, won the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award as well as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. It features a nine-story atrium that illuminates the interior with natural sunlight.
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The article quotes: For the fourth consecutive year, the Princeton Review has recognized the University of Cincinnati as one of the greenest in America. The 2013 edition of “Guide to 322 Green Colleges” lauded UC’s commitment to sustainability and the campus environment. According to the Guide, “the University of Cincinnati takes its role as an environmental steward seriously, incorporating the idea of sustainability throughout university operations and classrooms.”
The article quotes: The UC Campus Recreation Center is an impressive building, with over 200,000 square feet of recreation facilities. A juice bar and a convenience store are also available to students for immediate refreshing during or after a big workout. The CRC has three pools, over 21,000 pounds of weights, a climbing wall, and a suspended track. With a heavy focus on swimming and other aquatic sports, the facility is a big bonus in Ohio’s nasty winter.
University of Cincinnati has always placed a premium on impressive architecture, and the CRC is an example of this. UC’s facilities for student athletes are also impressive. The Richard Lindner building is futuristic looking and is the crown jewel of UC’s Varsity Village which includes Fifth Third Arena and Nippert Stadium. The building is wedged into a tight spot between the football stadium (Nippert) and basketball stadium and was built when UC joined the Big East conference. UC students have all the amenenities that modern students expect, but they enjoy partaking of them in world class architectural achievements, which is a big part of why Cincinnati takes our top spot.
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The article quotes: With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 40-foot climbing wall, and a well-stocked weight room (boasting more than 200 machines and 21,000 pounds of free weights, not to mention Pilates, yoga, and spinning classes, the University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center can help folks of all shapes and sizes reach their fitness goals. If you're not an alum, we suggest enrolling to get the best deal. Although the full price is worth it for the pickup basketball alone.