Curated by María Francisca González
FITNESS CLUB, SPORTS INTERIORS • MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Architects : YoYo Bureau
Area : 3000 m²
Year : 2019
Photographs : Ilya Ivanov
Arquiteta Responsável : Maria Yasko
Project Visualization : Nikita Tikhonov
Architectural Graphics : Maria Yasko, Dmitry Shilyaev
Clients : Kometa Black
Chief Engineer : Aleksandr Mikhailov
Brand And Communication : Firma agency, Creative director: Alex Malybaev
Equipment : Life Fitness
City : Moscow
Country : Russia
Textual content description offered by the architects. This attention-grabbing location is located on the very heart of Moscow. Our concept was the place wanted one thing particular. The -1st flooring of the Neglinnaya Gallery shopping center is a fancy and ambiguous house with chaotic structure; it lacks daylight, however this additionally creates a sure thriller. We determined to maintain the pure ambiance, however emphasize the depth of it and make it extra vibrant and alive.
The consumer wished the ambiance to be informal, near a nightclub esthetics, the place the observe of time is misplaced and the place it’s equally doable to train or simply calm down – that was the pitch and the worldwide concept. Moreover, as a result of house being comparatively massive, they wished to interrupt free from the idea of “gymnasium”. The house owners are already organizing numerous social actions and events, partaking with artists. We most likely don’t but know ourselves the total potential of this place to open up and react to folks’s needs.
The altering rooms distinction with the primary house. Going into the gymnasium itself, an individual is put right into a extra energetic, even barely aggressive, atmosphere, which causes them to vary from a relaxed temper to a extra excited one. It was essential for us to offer a consumer the chance to recreate, heart themselves and go the time with most consolation, each earlier than and after train. For that reason, the altering rooms are well-lit, spacious, with snug islands on the room facilities, organized round assist pillars, and with hanging accents, like a big spherical mirror with body that pulsates and modifications colours.
Purchasers love this place and make after-exercise selfies there, which we had been relying on. The areas zoning conception is one other essential function of the membership. It was labored out in cooperation with our companions, Life Health. For instance, the cardio zone options massive luminous parts, tall 5-metres arches, standing between the rows of operating machines. It’s not possible to assign a concrete which means to them. They’re constructed solely on our interior notion of the house, and we’d need the purchasers to type their very own perceptions as an alternative of explaining issues to them.
A comet is, to start with, a shifting object to us, however its trajectory seems to be, on this case, multi-faceted. LED shows and rolling textual content shows are an integral a part of our house. We determined to maneuver away from the usual use of TV screens and used the panels as one of many supplies for molding the inside.
This concept is finest seen on the entrance corridor, the place they’re located chaotically, at totally different heights and totally different distances from one another. These panels have additionally discovered their place within the assembly level zone, however this time as a stable object. Assembly level is a vital place within the membership, accumulating all streams inside it. Right here, the DJs play, a cyber sport nook stands subsequent to the health bar.
The zoning additionally was made doable by understanding signage and numbers along with graphical designers. Each zone has its personal signal and quantity; additionally the rolling textual content shows on this case function navigators, because the textual content strikes within the route of the zone wanted, concurrently translating helpful info. The house is at present clear, virtually too refined. We like to consider it as a platform serving artists’ expression, amongst different issues. As time goes on, we’d like for it to comprise some punk vibe, too.