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Turnverein - A Gymnasium

by cutsocks Posted 11th Jun 2014 at 2:14 PM - Updated 12th Dec 2015 at 12:07 PM by cutsocks
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
This Turnverein is a gymnasium from about the 1890s, inspired by German-American athletic clubs. Architecturally, it is a mixture of various Renaissance and Romanesque Revivals. The main wing, housing a large gymnasium and the pool, has strong German Renaissance features, while the smaller wing with the pub displays characteristics reminiscent of the early English Renaissance styles.

There is a basketball court in the large gymnasium, a pool, and rooms dedicated to cardio training, strength training, and dance. There are two sets of restrooms with showers, as well as a private bath off the office. Designed for more than just "working out," the Turnverein contains a pub for more relaxed socializing, with a patio (with a karaoke machine, grill, and fire pit) decorated in patterns and colors inspired by the flags of Germany and individual German states. (Apologies for inaccuracies, best I could do with the patterns available!) The small gymnasium and attic are left unfurnished, but ready for any expansion a player may wish.

Furnished price: 249,754

Lot size: 40x30

Version: 1.67

All EPs, except ITF, are used. A few decor items from Fast Lane and Town Life are used as well.

Store Content:

None of these are vital to the build, but they make sense.

Light as a Feather Ballet Barre, Stiff as a Board Dance Floor, and It's Not Gross Public Shower Station--all three from Skylight Studio for the Performing Arts
Rim Rockin' Basketball Hoop

Other stuffs:

I was greatly inspired by the Athenaeum in Indianapolis. and the portion with the basketball court is closely based off of it.

Lot Size: 40x30
Lot Price: 249,754

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Built with Game Version: 1.67
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Size: 4.05 MB · Downloads: 2,295 · 11th Jun 2014
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 11th Jun 2014 at 4:21 PM
This looks wonderful! Thanks!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 11th Jun 2014 at 6:18 PM
Just the way I like my gyms to be created. Also have a place for it right now in the world I'm playing. Thank you for creating and sharing an amazing lot.
#4 Old 11th Jun 2014 at 6:19 PM
omg. and wow.
this. is. amazing.
thank you!
Test Subject
#5 Old 11th Jun 2014 at 11:35 PM
I was looking at the pics and I thought, this looks really familiar. I am from Indy and when I saw where you got your inspiration from, i t hought "YEAH, thats what this looks like", Great job. Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Jun 2014 at 1:54 AM
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Jun 2014 at 7:29 AM
This is a very nice building. Love the basketball court and especially the roof above the main entrance. Were the roof decors from Town Life Stuff? Anyway, You have a great architectural skill. Keep up the good work.
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th Jun 2014 at 6:45 PM
It's beautiful! Reminds me of my high school gym. My old school was built in the early 1920's and the buildings looked very much like this one.
Test Subject
#9 Old 15th Jun 2014 at 4:11 PM
Very nice creation. Congratulations.
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 8:32 AM
It looks amazing! Love the CFE work on the front entrance.
#11 Old 9th Sep 2014 at 2:13 PM
Love it, thank you! :)
Forum Resident
#12 Old 2nd Jan 2015 at 9:27 PM
Fantastic work, thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Jul 2015 at 4:52 PM
Awesome job!
Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Nov 2016 at 3:40 PM
great building, and that facade is just gorgeous!