Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS

HEINEKEN SPORTS CENTER

OTRA Arquitectura + Communal

AREA
1800 m²

YEAR
2021

MANUFACTURERS
AutoDesk, Daltile, Interface, Decorsteel, SimpleyFacil, Trimble, U.S. Rubber recycling

CLIENTS
Heineken / SCyF

DESIGN TEAM
Salvador Herrera, David Chávez-Espejo, Carlos Chávez-Espejo, Miguel de la Garza

ENGINEERING
Estructura Internacional

CONSTRUCTION
Miler Constructura

COLLABORATORS
Marco Polo Pérez, David Alanís

LOCATION
Monterrey, Mexico

CATEGORY
Gymnasium

SCyF is a community and social club for local workers from various important corporations in the city such as FEMSA and Heineken Mexico. At its facilities, workers and their families are offered a variety of recreational and educational activities such as music classes, arts & crafts courses as well as sports installations.

Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS
Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS

Due to the rapidly growing employee base along with policies for bringing better and more diverse fitness programs to their users, the board of SCyF decided to build the Wellness Center that caters to sport-related activities but also gives special attention to diet education, mental health, and general wellbeing.

Located at the heart of SCyF complex, this building’s four sides are surrounded by a walkway which is formed by an inward offset of the perimetral walls of the ground floor.

Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS
Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS

Seen on the plan view, the building is arranged in a four-by-four square grid, each square measuring 8.75 meters in length. This grid is divided into three main areas: the entrance atrium at the center, the gym at the east side, and a series of classrooms for martial arts and aerobic exercise sessions at the west side.

Indirect sunlight pours through a series of sawtooth skylights into the entrance atrium which extends across the entirety of the building in the north-south direction.

Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS
Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS

This atrium serves as a lobby and a distribution space among the classrooms, the service rooms, and restrooms to the west side of the building.

At the other side of this wall, there is the two-story gym featuring a double-height space in the center, lightened by an additional series of skylights above.

Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS
Heineken Sports Center
© Francisco Álvarez – The RAWS

The rest of the gym has an eastward view of SCyF’s gardens through a glazed facade. On its eastern side, the atrium is enclosed by an exposed stripped CMU wall onto which the main staircase is embedded.


Heineken Sports Center
Heineken Sports Center
Heineken Sports Center
Heineken Sports Center


Heineken Sports Center
Ground Floor Plan
Heineken Sports Center
Upper Floor Plan
Heineken Sports Center
Roof Plan
Heineken Sports Center
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