Sport Oaxaca City is part of a chain of Sport City gyms present throughout the country. With over fifty branches, they decided to risk a new building looking for a new regional market, and accepted a project built with traditional materials. A totally different aesthetic from other spaces owned by the chain, which are characterized by state of the art building systems that seek to reinforce its image of modernity. The materiality of the building combines vernacular building techniques from Oaxaca with the resources of modern technology, seeking an encounter between two worlds. Adobe, stone, wood, bamboo, tiles, bricks, lime, concrete and steel are combined harmoniously and respectfully valuing the potential of each material. The main walls are made of 33,000 brown adobe bricks from the Central Valley. They were made by artisan groups from neighboring villages in just a month and a half, in an intense effort to meet and compete with urban times.
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