A TERRACE FOR SPORTS
The proposal tries to use a large part of the existing building while providing a new architectural image that generates enough expectation to become not only a place to practice sport but also a place for gathering and developing events.
The project strategy can be summarized in three main points:
First, the street located within the plot in the southwest area of the site is absorbed to be able to place the new building that houses the tracks with regulatory dimensions (32m x 48m H: 9m).
The current gymnasium and changing rooms are relocated from the existing building to the new one-storey building where all the auxiliary spaces of the athletes will be concentrated (changing rooms, sports equipment storage, etc.), auxiliary spaces for the spectators (foyer entrance, cafeteria) and other singular auxiliary spaces (administration, mechanical rooms, etc).
By allocating all the sports tracks in the same height, a cross-view of them is allowed. For this purpose, it is proposed to demolish the first three meters of the current building's façade, occupying the space under the stands so that the sports courts can be visually connected to each other and with the exterior public spaces of Feria Street.
TWO NEW PUBLIC SPACES
The proposal emphasizes the activation of public spaces around the two "boxes" or "containers" where the sports courts are located. Taking advantage of the sloped site, two new public spaces are proposed, located at different levels: the first is at the level of Feria Street and is the result of visually opening the existing sports fields to the street.
This public space represents the main entrance to the building and has a dynamic character since through it flows the connections between the building, the parking and other surrounding sports facilities.
It is also proposed a second public space at the level + 4m with a more leisure character and with a great panoramic view of the mountains, from where there is the possibility of accessing the bleachers to both pavilions.
In addition, from this space, there would be a visual access to the gym in double height while at the same time contemplating the adjacent facilities helping to a better understanding of the sports infrastructure.