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Project location diagram
Project location diagram

Site and first floor plan
Site and first floor plan

Structural system schemes
Structural system schemes

Project sections
Project sections

Axonometric view and stories schemes
Axonometric view and stories schemes

Render view - Building main entrance
Render view - Building main entrance

Render view - Athletics track
Render view - Athletics track

Render view - Main gymnasiun
Render view - Main gymnasiun




ÍNDICE DE PROYECTOS
 
CENTRO PARA DEPORTISTAS DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO / C.D.A.R.
Universidad de La Serena
ARCHITECTURE

The project is born from a personal concern about the current situation of high performance sports (HPS) in Chile.

In the process of rising the positioning of high performance sports to international standards, the National Institute of Sport (abbreviated to IND in spanish) assumes that the implementation of plans and programs through investment in public infrastructure is necessary to improve the practice of physical activity and high performance sports.

The lack of international sports achievements has its roots on this low investment in sports infrastructure capable of providing optimal instances for training and development of athletes in their place of origin.

Based on this, I propose to develop a High Performance Sports Center (CDAR in spanish) located in La Serena, IV Region of Chile, which has one of the lowest levels of sports infrastructure at a national level but that, at the same time, is one of the cities that provides the highest percentage of athletes, many of them with outstanding participation in international competitions.

La Serena is geographically recognized through natural elements such as its bay, river, hills, terraces and ravines. The project is placed in one of these terraces of the city, an area that constitutes one of the most important organic gaps and where the IND facilities are currently located.

As main strategy, I propose to show and make visible sports along with the natural elements that are embedded in the city, giving continuity to the largest organic gap.
The CDAR hosts the high-performance sport activities at a regional level, along with contributing to sports development in the nearby communities through public spaces that allow their use for sports.

In addition, the proposal includes in its program a residence for athletes who are from other cities, study areas, dining halls, and a medical area.