Sky Room wins architecture award

City of Rio Rancho report

The Sky Area in the new Campus Park recently gained an architectural award from the Albuquerque chapter of the American Institute of Architects Awards Program. Courtesy photo.

The Sky Home amphitheater in Campus Park was regarded by the American Institute of Architects Awards Program’s Albuquerque Chapter on Dec. 3 for its exclusive architecture and obtained the Honor Award, the highest level of award, for architectural achievement and superb merit.
The City of Rio Rancho owns the park and Sky Room, which was made by McClain + Yu Architecture and Style. MRWM Landscape Architects developed the landscaping, and SURFACEdesign was the landscape style and design advisor.
T.A. Cole and Sons Typical Contractor constructed the Sky Room and park.
“In coming up with the Sky Home at Campus Park with the architect, McClain + Yu, our objective was to make an iconic composition that would uniquely characterize Rio Rancho as a neighborhood with its very own cultural identification,” stated Mayor Gregg Hull.
Campus Park is a 6-acre multipurpose out of doors accumulating place designed as an exercise hub in Metropolis Heart. Its Sky Space amphitheater is the heart of the space and a hallmark architectural construction that doubles as a work of artwork and house to performances and city activities.
“This job would not have been possible without the need of the contributions of our group members, city staff, the Metropolis of Rio Rancho Arts Commission and collaborators this sort of as UNM Overall health Sciences, Hewlett-Packard, the structure team, the contractor and all of the subcontractors from landscaping to drilling to roofing and plumbing and heating,” in accordance to a metropolis information launch.
“A formal expression which celebrates the power of a freshly made landmark, the Sky Room Rio Rancho offers a playful and imaginative determine within just the landscape,” in accordance to the AIA Albuquerque jury that selected award winners. “This ingredient is located with the website as a key driver and welcomes attendees in a dynamic fashion, furnishing plenty of alternatives to discover new fascination with subsequent visits.
“As a pavilion, each and every celebration is framed in an aperture of fluidity. As a form, it rests inside the undulating context and carves its form from the sky. This project exemplifies the prospective which smaller-scale architecture can have in our landscape. Handful of other tasks explored the connectivity to the surroundings in a method as thoughtful as this undertaking.”
The award plan has 4 degrees. The Honor Award acknowledges a challenge with unique character and exceptional merit.