White but Vibrant
PUMP Nações, Lisbon NOZ Architecture, Lisbon
PUMP gyms fit into the ‘ smart cost’ category. The challenge was to create spaces with architectural quality investing in design and modern feel, keeping constant the premise of finding more economic ways to do so. The original design/ concept was fully developed by the architects.
The gyms’ identity is strengthened by the intuitive, functional and simple way of organizing the space layout. The new gym has two levels, the ground level, with a double height space, operates as the reception area in direct contact with the street and the upper level for most of the activity areas. The element of connection— the stairs— becomes the main actor of this space, revealing the young and daring identity and the dynamics of the activity of a gym.
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1. ENTRANCE
4. BACK OFFICE
5. PERSONAL TRAINER STUDIO 6. BIKE BLAST STUDIO 7. BATHROOM
8. TOWEL COLLECTOR 9. SNACK BAR
10. SANITARY 1. VERTICAL CIRCULATION 2. USED TOWEL COLLECTION 3. CIRCULATION
4. SERVER ROOM
5. OPEN GYM SPACE 6. ADMINISTRATION
9. CHECK- UP ROOM
10. STAFF OFFICE
11. STORAGE/ WASHING/ CLEANING 12. MEN’S CHANGING ROOM
13. WOMEN’S CHANGING ROOM 14. MEETING ROOM
15. EMERGENCY EXIT
The colour palette used is neutral, to allow the calm needed to accommodate all the visual noise inherent in a gym’s equipment and users clothing. Strong colours are used only to highlight certain elements of the architecture or to stand- out certain furniture elements.
The reception desk is inspired by the movement and pace, through the mismatch of horizontal planes. Each piece is unique and the architects participate in its construction in- situ defining the positioning of the various plans. The colour chosen is white, enhancing its formal appearance.
FactfileClient: PUMP S. A.Project Director: Inês SousaConsultants: EdX- Eng. Eduardo Cruz ( Structural, Plumbing);Climobra ( Mechanical and Electrical); 1m ( Fire Safety)Contractor: KBRBuilt- up area: 1250sq mCost of project: 1MYear of completion: 2013Company names of products/ materials used: Locker Rooms – Huric; Lighting – Osvaldo Matos; Branding – Gravoplot – In9; Furniture – Huric, Ikea; Access Control – Arquivandus; Sound Instalation – Sound Design/ António Bessa