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Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink in Andria, Italy by Arch. Esther Tattoli

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Arch. Esther Tattoli

Andria, Apulian city in expansion, will be equipped in 2017 with a new multi-purpose sportive center, used to practice five different sports: 5 a-side football, handball, volleyball, basketball and figure skating.

The redevelopment project of the old ice rink, facility in a state of decay, was launched in 2013 and has seen an investment by the municipal administration of approximately 650000 euros.

The project of the new ice rink has been entrusted to Esther Tattoli architect, helped by the engineer Michele Masciavè, while the works were awarded to the Euro Costruzioni of Naples.

Image Courtesy © Arch. Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Arch. Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink
  • Location: Andria, Italy


Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre in Ontario, Canada by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects 

Branksome Hall was established as an independent all girls school in the residential South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District in the urban heart of the City of Toronto, Canada — now a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The campus is set within a large 13-acre property characterized by lush, wooded ravine edges and open green spaces. The city’s extension of Mount Pleasant Road divided the campus into two sides and the students cross via a pedestrian bridge.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)
  • Project: Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Client: Branksome Hall
  • Structural: Blackwell Engineering
  • Mechanical: Smith + Andersen
  • Electrical: Smith + Andersen
  • Civil: MGM Consulting
  • Heritage: ERA Architects
  • Landscape: PMA Landscape Architects
  • Construction Manager: Gillam Group
  • Building Area: 72,000 sf
  • Year: 2015


Rocycle in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by XML

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Article source: XML

XML completed the design for Rocycle, a boutique fitness studio located in the center of Amsterdam. Rocycle is the first fitness studio in the Netherlands that combines fitness with a high-end hospitality experience, offering full body workout spinning classes. 

Image Courtesy © XML

Image Courtesy © XML

  • Architects: XML
  • Project: Rocycle
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


MOKSHA-Fitness and spa center in Haryana, India by Studio Ardete

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Article source: Studio Ardete 

The Concept:

Where most of the fitness centers around the world follow set rules of planning and interiors, Moksha was inspired by a will to define a new language for exercise and training centers.

The client desired an extension to the existing gymnasium including a Spa and Spinning studio. This was to be housed in the basement. As a result, the architects were faced with the dual problems of limited space and limited budget.

Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj


  • Architects: Studio Ardete
  • Project: MOKSHA-Fitness and spa center
  • Location: Panchkula, Haryana, India
  • Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
  • Principal designer: Ar Badrinath Kaleru
  • Design Team: Ar Prerna Kaleru and Ar Anusha Sharma
  • Area: 2000 sq.ft
  • Completion: Dec 2015


Abilities Centre in Ontario, Canada by B+H Architects

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: B+H Architects

The Abilities Centre was created with the objective to be a global centre of excellence for practical knowledge and insight into providing recreation, athletic and performing arts facilities for people with varying degrees of abilities and challenges.

Image Courtesy © Toni Hafkenscheid

Image Courtesy © Toni Hafkenscheid

  • Architects: B+H Architects
  • Project: Abilities Centre
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Toni Hafkenscheid
  • Year: Built 2012
  • Builder: Bondfield
  • Project Management: AECOM Canada Architects Ltd
  • Structural: Halcrow Yolles
  • Landscape: Cosburn Associates Limited


Level in Leiden, The Netherlands by MVSA Architects

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Article source: MVSA Architects

Level is located adjacent to Leiden Central Station. Level is a building that houses a variety of organizations including the new ROC Leiden (regional training centre), a commercial hotel and a care hotel, and a fitness club and wellness centre with a swimming pool.

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: MVSA Architects
  • Project: Level
  • Location: Bargelaan 180, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Michel Kievits
  • Design: 2003 – 2007
  • Clients: GREEN Real Estate, ROC (Regionaal Opleidingen Centrum) Leiden
  • Lead architects: Roberto Meyer, Sylvia Wirtz
  • Builder: Visser en Smit Bouw in cooperation with Boele & van Eesteren
  • Engineering building physics, fire safety and acoustics: DGMR
  • MEP engineering: Techniplan adviseurs
  • Strukton Engineering: ABT, Aveco de Bondt
  • Construction:
    • Start:  December 2009;
    • Delivery carcass work: March 2013
    • Delivery interior: July 2013
    • Opening: September 2013


CALDO in Mizonokuchi, Japan by Doyle Collection, Aiji Inoue

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Doyle Collection, Aiji Inoue

CALDO is a national chain fitness facility where customers casually enjoy Hot Yoga, Fitness, Pilates and Pressurizing Training. There are mixtures of “stillness” and “motion” in the programs. One of our challenges was how to design the individual space with the surrounding relations. As principle axis, we decided to use “COLORS” that will associate psychologically when customers enter the facility.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

  • Architects: Doyle Collection, Aiji Inoue
  • Project: CALDO
  • Location: Kanagawa-ken Kawasaki-shi Takatsu-ku Mizonokuchi1-14-5
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners
  • Opening: 16th March,2014


Smena fitness club in Moscow, Russia by za bor architects

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: za bor architects

Smena fitness club in the za bor architects portfolio is the third sports-related project and the first realize object of this type. A private client who turned to the bureau with this project, wanted to create a large stylish club with high quality equipment and original design. Reasonable prices, due to refusing from many side services offered by network clubs, were to become the main competitive advantage. Thus, an expressional dynamic design created by za bor architects, was meant to become one of the client-attracting factors, a kind of competitive edge of this club.

Image Courtesy © za bor architects

Image Courtesy © za bor architects

  • Architects: za bor architects
  • Project: Smena fitness club
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architects In Charge: Pyotr Zaytsev, Arseniy Borisenko
  • Project management: za bor architects
  • Furniture in the lounge zone: chairs Arper (Catifa), sofas Luxy (Cube)
  • Work chairs: Interstuhl (Movyis3, Everyis1) – (supplier Solo Interiors)
  • Exercise machines: Lifefitness, Hammer Strength
  • Flooring:  Swiff-Train
  • Floor area: 1291.2 sqm
  • Project and build: 2014


Reforma Towers in Mexico City, Mexico by Richard Meier & Partners

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their new project in Mexico City. The new Reforma Towers will become a dynamic mixed-use development composed of two towers with offices, a hotel, retail space, restaurants and a fitness center.

Mexico City represents one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Latin America. As the city’s economy continues to thrive, it is Richard Meier & Partners intention to develop a project that is sensitive to the history of Mexico and its rich architectural legacy.

Image Courtesy © Richard Meier & Partners

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project: Reforma Towers
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design Principals: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Manager: Ringo Offermann
  • Project Architect: David Ricardo Davila
  • Project Team: Techan Abe, Kevin Browning, Amy DeDonato, John Jourden, Aung Thu Kyaw, Chris Layda, Christopher Lewis, Ian Lotto, Sharon Oh , Giorgio Villa, Sharon Oh, Giorgio Villa.
  • Associate Architect: DiametroArquitectos
  • Major Materials: Aluminum curtain wall, glass, white architectural concrete, pre-cast concrete panels
  • Program: Office, Hotel, Retail, Restaurant, Gym, Parking
  • Building Height Office Tower: 180m
  • Building Height Hotel Tower: 110m
  • Floor Area: 120,000m2 total, 101,500m2 above ground, 48,500 m2 office tower (Above 9th floor), 11,500 m2 hotel tower (Above 9th floor)

Exerblast in Manhattan by studioMDA

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Article source: studioMDA

Located in a historic industrial loft building in downtown Manhattan, Exerblast is a family-fitness facility that synthesizes interactive technologies and physical obstacles with the use of dynamic spatial organization. The 6,000 square foot space covering two floors is divided into multiple zones that include a rock wall room, a core-strengthening ball room, an open room with surfaces for projected media, a multipurpose, party room, and administrative offices. Connecting all of these elements is a blue, circuit-like painted design called the Power Path, which directs the flow of activities throughout the space.

Image Courtesy © Albrecht von Alvensleben

  • Architects: studioMDA
  • Project: Exerblast
  • Location: Manhattan, U.S.A
  • Photography: Albrecht von Alvensleben
  • Year of completion: 2011
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