A key component of the new Orem YMCA facility in Houston, TX is the outdoor play area and swimming pool. Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of RHEINZINK® Preweathered Blue-Gray perforated, corrugated fence panels were used to provide security for members as well as durability and aesthetic appeal for the neighborhood facility.
Design for the 25,000 sq. ft. YMCA was provided by Brave Architecture, Houston. The design concept was new for Y facilities, according to Greg Ryden, project manager. “The Orem Y has all of the amenities of a traditional YMCA but is smaller in size with a more ‘neighborhood’ feel,” he said. “The design really focused on the exterior pool and play area. That obviously required the necessary security. We created a unique fencing system that combined varying depth RHEINZINK perforated panels installed above a traditional vinyl coated fence.”
The 8 ft. RHEINZINK panels were installed horizontally with panel depths of 3 ft, 4 ft. and 5 ft. “We designed a rhythmic pattern that looks quite attractive while providing privacy and security and also allowing airflow,” Ryden said.
The perforated, corrugated panels were fabricated by Metal Tech—USA, Peachtree City, GA. Installation was done by Astro Fence, Houston.