Overview

Fontana Lakefront Activity Center

Fontana, WI

Overview

Built on the site the Lake Geneva Marine Company, the Lakefront Community Center recalls Fontana's traditional lakeside and village architecture--board-and-battens vertical siding, fieldstone base, standing-seam metal roofs, porches, and exposed structural braces. The centerpiece is the multiuse Lake View Room, in which natural wood columns and beams frame panoramic views of Geneva Lake. The building also includes an informal coffee bar and rental of non-motorized watercraft.

Sustainable Solutions

Natural materials, well-insulated building envelope, high-volume/low-velocity ceiling fans, natural daylight and natural ventilation reduce energy consumption while native landscaping mitigates storm water runoff.