GOALS Soccer Centers – Pomona
GOALS, a developer and operator of state of the art “small-sided” soccer facilities is expanding their pay-to-play soccer venues to locations throughout California. Balian Architects designed the prototype for the California GOALS Centre pavilion, and are facilitating the state-wide rollout of the new soccer centers. The pavilion design is an efficient and compact envelope with a celebrated interior thoroughfare that bisects the plan, separating the private and public functions. The experience of passage from the street-side entry doors to the back entry towards the fields is the symbolic progression of the typical school child or unassuming adult into a competitive and unyielding hot-blooded soccer player. The exterior design of the pavilion is activated with channel reveals, asymmetrical windows, and accent colors at the entry door to invoke excitement akin to the excitement of arriving at a grand stadium.