The new home of Malden YMCA uses the “Head Building” of the Malden Armory building. The actual armory was partially demolished to house new locker rooms at lower level, a fitness center and space for expansion on upper level and a new state of the art gymnasium with suspended running track on the new entrance level. The running track and corporate offices are suspended from long span roof trusses. A new two-story addition contains a therapy pool at lower level and additional offices on the second floor. Adjoining is a new full scale swimming pool.
The structure is framed in structural steel with steel braces providing lateral stability.The building is founded on a shallow foundation on structural fill. The existing head house foundation required extensive underpinning.
Architect: HKT ARchitects,