Rehabilitation of the Olympic Pool in the López Mateos Sports Unit, a 1962 work designed by the architect Alejandro Zohn, cataloged as Modern Heritage. Both the new dressing room pavilion and the adjustments to the Olympic pool have been planned for the practice of adapted sports so that, eventually, the sports unit will become the headquarters of Paralympic sports in Jalisco.
One of the main objectives of the intervention consisted of the restoration of the apparent concrete structures of Alejandro Zohn's original project, several of them at risk of structural collapse. A couple of structures that had been modified over the years were recovered, cleaning them of additions, leaving them exposed and turning them into pavilions for public use. It has been through the open space, with a new landscape project, that the different existing structures have been linked.
For the approach of the new dressing room pavilion, the structural systems and apparent reinforced concrete roofs of the original pavilions were studied, as well as the façade system based on glazed brick walls free of the structure. The new pavilion attempts to replicate those Zohn structures. The roof structure is supported by several structural cores that house the wet areas and the engine rooms. The V-section beams allow for natural ventilation and overhead lighting, while projecting beyond the wall envelope that forms the façade to dislodge rainwater.