Commitment to Action

Bringing Vertical Gyms to Cities Around the World

Commitment by

Urban-Think Tank

In 2012, Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) committed to scaling the construction and deployment of their Vertical Gym prototype to megacities throughout the world beginning in São Paulo, Brazil. The Vertical Gym is a prefabricated kit of parts, adaptable to any locale. The base of the structure is superimposed upon an existing community basketball court, soccer field, or vacant lot, transforming it into a multi-level sports complex that can accommodate up to 200 people. U-TT will work with community partners, local leaders, and businesses to select a site and coordinate the development and construction of the Vertical Gym in São Paulo. It will also look to identify similar partnerships in other cities. In addition to providing a space safe for social interaction and exercise in dense urban areas, the Vertical Gym will provide educational, employment, and volunteer opportunities for the community.

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Commitment

Bringing Vertical Gyms to Cities Around the World

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Brazil, Venezuela

Commitment by

Urban-Think Tank

Partner(s)

J/P Haiti Relief Organization, Secretaria Municipal de Habitação de São Paulo