Exigo was selected to design a recreational center serving the Chamizal area of El Paso. Although the original program called for complete demolition of an existing structure on the site, after a thorough analysis of the factory conditions, we proposed to keep most of the existing building, allowing us to increase the overall program by 33% within the same budget and improve the cost-effectiveness of the project.
The project includes exercise spaces and meeting areas such as a double Gymnasium, Cardio Weights Room, Auxiliary Gymnasium, Video Game Space, Public Library, and Multi-purpose Community Room. The remaining portions of the old factory, not used for the center, will become a covered courtyard and parking. The multi-purpose room divided by a retractable wall includes a stage for community/private events. It has independent entrances from the exterior and interior of the building located adjacent to the kitchen and restrooms to function autonomously from the rest of the center.