Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Moonraker Recreational Center

We played pickleball at the Moonraker Recreational Center on Monday and Friday when we were at The Sea Ranch in July.

Moonraker Recreational Center
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This marker is located at 35336 Moonraker Road, Sea Ranch, California. The Sea Ranch Archives Committee has identified twenty-six historic sites scattered about The Sea Ranch. They have constructed trail markers with information explaining the significance of each place. They were placed as part of The Sea Ranch 50th anniversary being celebrated from Memorial Day 2014 to Memorial Day 2015. Since then, a number of architecture and landscape markers have been added. The GPS coordinates for this location are 38° 41' 18.1" N 123° 25' 38.9" W.

Moonraker Recreation Center

The defining feature of this innovative poo/tennis complex is its seamless combination of landscape and building. Earthen berms join with the wooden "wall" accommodating locker rooms to create a wind-calmed oasis. Interior "supergraphics" by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, in large-scaled, vibrant shapes and letters, psychologically expand the tiny spaces. Recreated and refreshed in 2018, these architectural graphics were among the very first examples of graphics in this manner.

Architect: MLTW/Moore Turnbull
Landscape Architect: Lawrence Halprin, 1968
Progressive Architecture Citation, 1966
AIA Nation Honor Award, 1968

Moonraker Recreation Center

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