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City of Albuquerque

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

Albuquerque, NM


Vigil & Associates Architectural Group was selected by the City of Albuquerque to design phase 3 of the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. This beautiful addition to the facility completes the building and offers the community multiple new opportunities. Phase 3 added a two-story gymnasium with an indoor track on the second floor, office for gym staff, a rock climbing gym, an outdoor amphitheater, a new playground for young children, and exterior rooftop balconies providing segue from existing to new. These programmatic requirements represent a wonderful opportunity to find a form that reflects the inner workings of the building. The elegant curved exterior wall of the gymnasium not only invites guest into the property, but reflects the flowing nature of the North Domingo Baca Park as a whole.

• The gymnasium for the Multigenerational Center was designed to meet NCAA requirements. A 10 foot buffer space was incorporated on all sides. The floor accommodates volleyball, pickleball and shuffleboard. Bleachers were included on both long sides of the court. Approximate seating was between 300 and 500 people.

• Off the second floor and overlooking the Gymnasium is an elevated Running Track. Areas were incorporated to allow for rest alongside the track. The amazing views from the second floor were taken advantage of.

• Rock climbing is a permanent room off the Gymnasium that takes advantage of outdoor area adjacencies. A Walltopia climbing wall system was permanently installed and includes all accessories needed. Different levels of expertise can be selected.

• Play courts, garden, and/or amphitheater and additional plantings and irrigation systems are mindful of the capacity and of the existing cistern and pump system. Shade is an important factor at this west facing area.

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