Cancha La DoceRealized
|Location||Valle de Chalco, Mexico|
|Categories||Architectural Design > Public facilities|
"This project aimed to enhance facilities for residents of Valle de Chalco, on the eastern outskirts of the Mexican capital's vast metropolitan area. The neighbourhood – together with Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl and Ixtapaluca – form the world's largest mega-slum".
The project is located in the municipality of Valle de Chalco, returning to the community a living space located in one of the areas with the highest marginality and with one of the highest rates of violence at the outskirts of Mexico City.
Bleacher-style seating is located to one side for spectators, sheltered by metal canopies. A vibrant mural runs the length of the site behind the seats.
At one end of the 10,419-square-foot (968-square-metre) site, a pavilion is placed on a concrete platform leftover from the original venue.
The new building houses an administrative area, restrooms, and storage space, with room for educational and communal gatherings.
Behind, a pebbled courtyard features gym equipment like pull-up bars and punch bags for outdoor exercising.
Overall, the refreshed court adds colour and atmosphere to the surrounding run-down streets, which are filled with apartment shacks and deteriorating buildings.