The U.K.-based Institute of Competitive Socialising has brought its Swingers Crazy Golf entertainment concept to the U.S. market. The locations include bar areas and food options in support of the main draw: indoor miniature golf.
The Navy Yard location in Washington, D.C., is a 25,000-square-foot venue spanning two floors of a new 10-story mixed-use building situated across from the Washington Nationals' stadium.
As the space had previously been built out for another restaurant concept, tailoring the existing space for Swingers required several adjustments to the existing systems. These included changes to accommodate dedicated plumbing for multiple bars in the venue. Additionally, the main kitchen provides multiple preparation areas; natural gas piping and electrical systems were designed to accommodate each of three locally contracted food vendors.
Erdman Anthony collaborated closely with the client’s U.K.-based lighting and interior design teams to provide energy-efficient solutions to comply with Washington, D.C.’s green construction code while meeting the brand’s goals for customer experience. The lighting, which is completely LED, achieved the highest green code requirement at 30% better than the maximum wattage usage for the space.
As occupancy and temperatures vary throughout the space, two main variable flow air conditioning units work in conjunction with multiple terminal variable air volume (VAV) boxes to provide HVAC for each floor. A demand-controlled ventilation system was employed to control ventilation to the space and only provide maximum ventilation airflow at peak occupancy conditions, triggered by CO2 sensors on each floor. The entire HVAC system is controlled by a building management system, allowing for real-time monitoring and easier troubleshooting of the system operations.