This novel building type in suburban Atlanta bridges professional sports with health and wellness to provide athletes with the latest in sports medicine training and treatment. The building houses the official practice facility of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks as well as Emory Healthcare’s Sports Medicine Center and a high-performance training space led by Peak Performance Project (P3).
The residential-inspired design emphasizes transparency and adjacencies between the programmatic components. Guests entering Emory Healthcare’s lobby are greeted with views onto the Hawks’ practice courts, establishing an immediate connection between the world-class athletes and sports medicine professionals at work in the building.
Within the Sport Medicine Center, Emory patients and clients—including Hawks players—have access to latest in performance, recovery and repair treatment, such as diagnostic imaging technology, 3-D motion capture analysis, blood/sweat testing and a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The adjacent P3 training space provides athletes with cutting-edge training plans based on advanced sports sciences technologies and data analysis.
The Hawks’ practice facility, officially named Emory Healthcare Courts, occupies the northside of the building. It includes two full-size basketball courts with direct access to expanded athletic performance training areas, a film room, and a fully dedicated recovery area including cryotherapy, sensory deprivation tanks and in-ground hydrotherapy. Ample office and workspaces allow the facility to also house the Hawks basketball operations team.