COOK HALL BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY
Sited adjacent to Assembly Hall, home of the storied Indiana University basketball program, Cook Hall, Indiana’s basketball practice facility, takes many of it’s design cues from the structurally driven aesthetic of Assembly Hall and the nearby Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.
With a modified concrete arch extrapolated across it’s length, the facility accommodates both the men’s and women’s basketball programs and includes practice courts, locker/training facilities and administrative offices. The Team Level is linked to Assembly Hall Court Level underground.
The facility is anchored around Legacy Court - a multi-level hall of fame space dedicated to the heritage of Indiana men and women’s basketball. An important recruiting tool, the upper level of this area provides a multi-purpose gathering space with outdoor terraces revealed by carving back the roof plane from the concrete structure.
The exterior skin of the building is glass, metal panel and architectural precast concrete designed to pick up the texture and tonality of the campus’ native Indiana limestone aesthetic.
2011 Architectural Showcase - Athletic Business
2010 Best Custom Solutions Honorable Mention - Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute
"IU has a long basketball tradition comprised of legendary coaches, players, fans and victories. Cook Hall honors the hard work and determination of those who have made IU great, and it represents a renewed commitment to elevating both our men's and women's basketball programs into a new era of excellence."
- Fred Glass - Former Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Indiana University