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2022

MCHAP

CASA CLUB PUMAS

DF Arquitectos

mexico city, coyoacan, Mexico

October 2023

AUTOR PRINCIPAL

Alonso De la Fuente Obregon (architect leader)

AUTOR CONTRIBUYENTE

CLIENTE

Club National University A.C.

FOTÓGRAFO

Jaime Navarro

OBJETIVO

The use of 75% volcanic stone in both buildings as a fundamental element of the façade makes them fit perfectly into the immediate context, leaving the living levels freer, where through a lattice directed based on precasts that simulate movement of the imperfect natural walls of the same University Quarry complement the facades, in addition to simplifying the use of the raw material as a structural and facade element, the volcanic stone extracted from the same construction product.

The architectural proposal focuses on two volumes of 4 levels each, locating on the ground floor a covered parking area, some cleaning services and machine rooms, and social spaces such as study classrooms, library, dining room and terraces, as well as as a meeting space for the families of young people staying at the Club House. The next two levels of both buildings include 44 rooms with their own bathrooms to accommodate about 110 users. The last level in both buildings are recreation spaces for young people, entertainment areas and terraces that enjoy an extraordinary view of the entire sports complex of the Pumas teams in all their categories located in the Quarry.


With a total of 3,700m2 of construction, the Club House is divided into public, private and semi-private spaces, depending on the level.

On the ground floor are the public spaces intended to serve the Club House, such as: a library, lounges, cafeteria, kitchen, laundry area and parking.

The living areas are located on levels 1 and 2 with a total of 44 rooms with independent full bathrooms per room.

Finally, on level 3 the terrace is located with recreational spaces and service areas for them.

CONTEXTO

The project to generate a Club House for the Pumas First Division team arises from the immediate spatial need for the team of the National Autonomous University of Mexico to provide a sports, socio-cultural space inspired by the local material – Xitle volcanic stone. integrating naturally into its context
Although the team belongs to the UNAM, it is located within an area with a moderate rate of child and youth crime, the contribution of the youth team seeks to promote sports and reduce the percentage through its participation in the sports community
The Club House for a first division Mexican soccer team is necessary, since currently, Pumas is one of the teams that seeks to promote exercise in young people to join the minor division teams, with the sports space it is promoted to different generations, support for physical and mental health and that responds to the demand of the population growth of new young soccer players at a national and international level and who require specific infrastructure to be able to stay in a sports club.
The use of 75% volcanic stone in both buildings as a fundamental element of the façade makes them fit perfectly into the immediate context, leaving the living levels freer, where through a lattice directed based on precasts that simulate movement of the imperfect natural walls of the same University Quarry complement the facades, in addition to simplifying the use of the raw material as a structural and facade element, the volcanic stone extracted from the same construction product.

ACTUACIÓN

The Club House, as its name indicates, allows for hosting, training and attracting new football prospects. The Club House for a first division Mexican soccer team as important as Pumas is necessary, since currently, Pumas is one of the most sought after teams for young people to join the minor division teams, in addition to being one of the main protagonists of Mexican soccer tournaments in all their categories. The proposal for the Pumas Club House may have about 110 beds, social areas, study and knowledge areas, recreation areas, among other spaces, and will be located in the sports facilities of the same team, located in the Cantera.
Although the team belongs to the UNAM, it is located within an area with a moderate rate of child and youth crime, the contribution of the youth team seeks to promote sports and reduce the percentage through its participation in the sports community.
The importance of having a Club House of this magnitude in a first division team throughout this time has been magnified and has practically become fundamental, due to the population growth of new young soccer players at a national and international level and who require a certain Infrastructure to be able to stay in a sports club.

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