Drawing from the community’s farm-to-table theme with modern interpretations of agricultural building forms, Harvest’s newest amenity buildings terminate the linear green axis and amenities that form the spine of the community.
A porch is where a community gathers for events — big, small, and everything in between. The event pavilion, thefrontPORCH, is a large multipurpose, covered outdoor event space with restrooms and storage. The slatted skin and large sliding doors provide air circulation and transparency during the day and become a community beacon when softly lit at night.
Flexibility was critical for the design. ThefrontPorch functions as a stage for large events on the lawn, shaded space for outdoor fitness, enclosed space for smaller events, and a place for families and friends to gather around picnic tables while kids play on the adjacent playground.
Physical and mental wellness is crucial to every community’s health. The fitBARN is a multifunctional gym and fitness center serving the Harvest community. fitBARN contains a large indoor equipment space, outdoor lap pool, outdoor exercise area, restrooms and storage. Glazed openings create a connection with the surrounding context, blur interior and exterior space, and form a visual link with the linear green axis.