Brookville Lake Marina & Resort, Brookville, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Koester, Robert J. Shaw, Jeffrey A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:51:34Z 2011-06-03T19:51:34Z 1982 en_US 1982
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1982 .S53 en_US
dc.description.abstract Brookville Marina and Resort will cater to both hunters and fishermen as well as providing adequate facilities for all aquatic related activities.The resort will act as homebase for indoor as well as outdoor activities. It will provide opportunities for clubs and social organizations to utilize the facilities. Classrooms and demonstration areas will also be provided to instruct and enlighten individuals seeking a better understanding of nature and to further the enjoyment encountered on this truly magnificent site. Although the marina/resort will depend upon these other functions it must also be able to act independently. Therefore activities in the marina/resort will concentrate on being an exciting element in the scheme itself. People may come to use the facilities for the sake of convenience but there will also be those drawn to the resort seeking activities associated with internal functions.The marina/resort consist of four levels contained in two wings which are set at a 45° angle to each other. This was done in order to conform to the site topography and to create a feeling that the marina/resort is actually embracing and sheltering the mooring and beach areas. This configuration also allows the marina/resort to absorb as much solar energy as possible due to the prevailing southern exposure.The marina/resort is positioned between parking and the mooring and beach areas for several reasons;First, it was my desire for the marina/resort to become a transition from land to water and to act as the linking element.Secondly, this creates a "back of the house" condition where all major circulation and receiving can occur without obstructing views to the water and without creating conflicting traffic patterns.All of the four levels are designed and located so as to act as magnets for the main purpose of encouraging vertical circulation through the major central core. All levels radiate from this central space which is designed to familiarize the visitor with all the available facilities and activities to be found in the marina/resort.The first level , which is located eight feet above the water, is devoted to all the recreational, retail, service, and maintenance areas. The recreational and retail functions are located on the shoreline providing easy access to and from the water. The service and maintenence areas are kept to the back where they are out of the way and .yet located where they work most efficiently.The second level, which is at the same level as parking acts as the major entry point from the landward side, contains all the socially oriented activities, dining and banquet facilities, and weekend living quarters. This level contains a museum and display areas, lobby and receptionist, restaurant, lounge, banquet and committee rooms, and guest rooms. The third level consists of the more private club functions such as a boat owners' lounge, meeting and classrooms, library, and weekend living quarters. These functions are located on this level to prevent them from being disturbed by the more active activities. Also it was desired to create a more private atmosphere to the marina to encourage more private members to join insuring financial securityThe fourth level consists mainly of a theme lounge" for nightly adult entertainment. It is perched two stories above the marina offering spectacular views to the water creating a high level of sophistication. This was done to encourage overnight stays and to draw a higher level of clientele from more remote areas.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Brookville Lake Marina & Resort, Brookville, Indiana en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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