Mulroy Architects recently designed a training facility for rowers, which is equipped with a stationary boat. Rowing is a sport that is carried out on the open water, which means it is difficult for athletes to train at certain times of the year. This indoor rowing center provides a facility where rowers can practice all year long.
The Radley College Rowing Centre is an indoor training facility that is used by the school's athletes all year long. The center is equipped with an indoor pool that is topped with a stationary boat. The boat is positioned behind a large window, which allows the coaches to look out over the campus grounds as the rowers train. The unique facility allows the rowers to continue training in the event of bad weather or during times when the river is flooded. The water tank is even designed to mimic river conditions so that the athletes will receive a proper training session.
The innovative training center demonstrates how designers are able to mimic natural elements within indoor spaces.