Mo Ostin Basketball Center ETFE Skylights
- Westwood, Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA
- 370 m²
Kevin Daly Architects
UCLA Mo Ostin Basketball Center
Named after legendary music industry executive, philanthropist, and Bruins alumnist Morris “Mo” Ostin, the Mo Ostin Basketball Center at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) opened on schedule in October 2017.
Texlon® ETFE Skylights by Vector Foiltec
The new center offers training areas, practice gyms and locker rooms for both the men’s and women’s UCLA Bruins basketball programs, as well as other athletic programs.
In addition to the state of the art amenities that the new facility features, it is trending with the latest technology in stadium design. The Texlon® ETFE material that is incorporated into the design, creates a perfect atmosphere with controlled amounts of the healthy Southern California sunlight. Each basketball court has north facing ETFE skylights that bring in ample, glare-free, natural light.
Acoustic comfort is another major factor created through the foil material, making this a go-to place for athletes on campus.
By creating a separate facility from where actual games are played, the overall experience for players and coaches is improved. There is less of a time crunch, allowing for more flexibility with both academics and athletics for the student athletes.
About the building
The building also houses the Kevin Love Athletic Performance Center, which is raised over the main entrance. It has its own ETFE skylights and includes separate offices for the athletic performance staffs of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The Mo Ostin Basketball Center has been recognized with a Westside Urban Forum Award 2017 and a 2018 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum.
Images: © Eric Staudenmaier