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Gimnasio Vertical

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Urban Think-Tank Vertical Gym

Project Type:
architecture

Project Mission/Goal:
respond to our growing need for clean water, power, shelter, healthcare, education

Project Description:
Gimnasio Vertical (Vertical Gym) responds to the dense urban fabric of informal settlements by stacking sports fields and facilities vertically.

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http://www.u-tt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=...
http://archrecord.construction.com/features/humanitarianDesign/0810urban...
http://www.dwell.com/articles/beyond-the-barrio-alfredo-brillembourg.htm...

Project Details:
PROJECT NAME: Gimnasio Vertical
PROJECT LOCATION: Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela
DATE: 2001–4
END USER: 15000 users monthly
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY: Municipality of Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela
DESIGN FIRM: Urban–Think Tank
DESIGN TEAM: Alfredo Brillembourg, Marielly Casanova, Eduardo Kairuz, Hubert Klumpner, Francisco Martin, Jose Antonio Nuñez, Mateo Pinto, Matias Pinto, Ricardo Toro
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Andres Steiner
SUSTAINABILITY ENGINEER: Battle McCarthy
CONSULTANTS: Thomas Auer–Transsolar (sustainability), Felix Caraballo (community outreach), Freddy Ferro (electrical services), Intégral Ruedi Baur & Associés (graphic design), Roberto Nino (sanitary services), Jose Miguel Perez (sport coordinator), Miquel Sureda (fire protection), Luis Torres (construction management)
FUNDER: City of Caracas, Venezuela
COST: €750000/$1 million USD
AREA: 47899 sq m/515581 sq ft

Nominated by Cameron Sinclair

Location

Caracas
Venezuela

Comments

Competition Category Entered

Competition Details

The competition entry ID for this project is 6994.

Project Details

NAME: Gimnasio Vertical
PROJECT LEAD:
LOCATION: Caracas, Venezuela
START DATE: January 08, 2001
CURRENT PHASE: Construction complete
COST: $1000000 USD (Final)
SIZE: 47899 sq. m
PROJECT TYPE: Stadium/Sports Facility
END USER/OCCUPANT: 15000 users monthly
ADDITIONAL CONSULTANT: Felix Caraballo (community outreach), ntégral Ruedi Baur & Associés (graphic design), Roberto Nino (sanitary services), Jose Mig
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Luis Torres
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: Freddy Ferro
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: Battle McCarthy, Thomas Auer-Transsolar
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Andres Steiner
DESIGN TEAM: Alfredo Brillembourg, Marielly Casanova, Eduardo Kairuz, Hubert Klumpner, Francisco Martin, Jose Antonio Nuñez, Mateo Pinto, Mat
DESIGN FIRM: Urban–Think Tank
IMPLEMENTING PARTNER: Municipality of Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela
FUNDING: City of Caracas, Venezuela

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