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Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center (HAARC) for Colby College in Waterville

featured in sb magazine 3/2022
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A place to work, reflect, socialise, train and compete

published in sb magazine 3/2022


The 32,516 m² building includes a multi-use field house with a 200 m track and tennis courts, 1,400-­spectator ice arena, an Olympic-sized pool, a competition gymnasium for basketball and ­volleyball, squash courts, a strength and fitness center and multi-purpose studios, supported by locker rooms, sports medicine facilities and offices. Key to the design by Hopkins Architects and Sasaki was deliberate transparency – conveying a sense of intimacy despite its expansive scale.

Colby pool

Photo: Jeremy Bittermann

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Colby building

Photo: Jeremy Bittermann

Waterville, ME, USA

Client / operator
Colby College

Design architect
Hopkins Architects
UK – London NW1 6LG

Executive architect
Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Hopkins, Sasaki

Jeremy Bittermann
Mathew Arielly

Official opening
July 2021

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