Gymnastics Center

The Specialized Olympic Sports Center for Gymnastics hosts the intense Olympic training for all Puerto Rican Olympian gymnasts.

The center due to its isolated nature is located in an inhabited island off the coast of Puerto Rico
known as Icacos. 

Based on the nature of the sport, the design breaks the laws of gravity by playing with the different levels on a plane. Just like in gymnastics there’s always a base level whether it is a bar, a horse, or rings. The athletes move above and below this level appearing to be weightless. The design imitates this feeling by having volumes below and above nature’s base
level; creating gravity-defying spaces.

2014
Main Axis
Main Axis

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Main Axis
Main Axis

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Underground Level
Underground Level

Underground classrooms (left), locker rooms and trampolines (right)

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Ground Level
Ground Level

(from left to right) Athlete residences, courtyard with stairs to the underground level and second level, administrative offices, restrooms, cafeteria with outdoor seating, health services, large gym arena, workout room

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Section CC
Section CC

Section through the large gym arena shows the triple height and the faculty offices in cantilever.

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Underground Level
Underground Level

Underground classrooms (left), locker rooms and trampolines (right)

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