The University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrated a groundbreaking recently on their new Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center, which was designed by Kahler Slater and HOK. The new Natatorium provides campus with a home for wellbeing services (including spaces to support mental health), a 25-yard recreational pool, 8 basketball courts, an ice sheet, expanded fitness areas, multipurpose studios, an indoor jogging track, and an adapted fitness laboratory for the Kinesiology program. From a 4-level fitness center that is located specifically to capture views to a nearby lake, to multiple rooftop terraces, the design is focused on connecting the students and guests with the unique landscape surrounding the facility. Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2023.
For more information, please visit https://recwell.wisc.edu/bakke/